Greatest Oscar Moments
The Moment Until 2002, only one black actor Sidney Poitier had won an Oscar in a leading role. It took until the 74th Academy Awards to triple that figure in a single night, with Denzel Washington and Halle Berry both winning.
Why Its Great A welcome, if belated sign of the times. Since then, Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker have joined Denzel, although Halle remains the only black woman in her category.