Halle Berry Expresses Oscars ‘Heartbreak’ Over Historic Win
Halle Berry’s 2002 win at the Academy Awards was a historic moment.When presenter Russell Crowe opened the envelope and read Berry’s name for her performance in “Monster’s Ball,” she became the first Black woman to win an Oscar for best actress.
Through tears, Berry thanked the women who came before her — including Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne and Diahann Carroll — and proclaimed that she’d opened a door for “every nameless, faceless woman of color” watching at home.This week, Berry is set to make her debut as a features director at the Toronto Film Festival with the drama “Bruised.” In an interview with Variety, Berry expressed disappointment that not a single Black woman has been named best actress at the Oscars since she stood at the podium 18 years ago.“I thought Cynthia [Erivo, the star of ‘Harriet’] was going to do it last year,” Berry says.
“I thought Ruth [Negga, nominated for 2016’s ‘Loving’] had a
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