Halle Berry says it’s ‘heartbreaking’ that no Black woman has won Best Actress since her historic Oscar win

Halle Berry says it’s ‘heartbreaking’ that no Black woman has won Best Actress since her historic Oscar win


Halle Berry remains the only Black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar in the Academy’s nearly 95-year history. (Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

In 2002, Halle Berry won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster’s Ball. Nearly 20 years later, Berry remains the only Black woman to have ever received the prestigious accolade — a distinction that upsets her.

“The heartbreak I have is because I really thought that night meant that very soon after that, other women of color, Black women, would stand beside me. Now it’s been 20 years and no one has, and so every time Oscar time comes around, I get very reflective and I think, ‘Well maybe this year, maybe this year,’” the 54-year-old star told the Mirror in an interview. “It has become heartbreaking that no one else…



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