Think you know your African American Oscars history? Take our quiz!
1. Who was the first African American ever to win an Academy Award?
2. What TWO Oscar categories have 5 African American winners each?
3. For what TWO movies did Denzel Washington win Oscars?
4. Who was the oldest African American ACTOR to win an Oscar?
5. Who was the first African American to win multiple Academy Awards in any category?
6. Who was the first African American ACTOR to receive two acting nominations in the same year?
7. Who is the only female African American to have won Best Actress in a Leading Role?
8. From the movie “The Help,” which actress won the Academy Award for their role – Viola Davis or Octavia Spencer?
9. Who was the first African American ACTRESS to be nominated for an Best Actress in a Leading Role?
10. In “Lady Sings the Blues,” what’s the name of the character played by Diana Ross (nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role)?
(All answers are true as of February 1, 2013. The 85th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on February 24, 2013.)