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African American Academy Award winners and nominees

This list of black Academy Award winners and nominees are current as of the 86th Academy Awards ceremony held on March 3, 2014.

Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1895 – October 26, 1952) was an American actress. McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939).

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