Home > Blogs > Post Content

LEGENDARY ACTRESS CICELY TYSON BECOMES FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO RECEIVE AN HONORARY OSCAR (3367 hits)

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented a honorary Oscars to actress Cicely Tyson last night at the Academy's 10th annual Governors Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland Center.


Tyson, who was nominated for an Academy Award as best lead actress in 1973's Sounder, has starred in such films as The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The River Niger, Fried Green Tomatoes, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, The Help, Alex Cross and Last Flag Flying was supported by members of the black hollywood elite like Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, John Singleton and Ava Duvernay who presented her with the hard.

In her acceptance speech Tyson pays tribute to her late trusted friend and confidante Arthur Mitchell who was Tyson's escort 45 years ago in 1973 when Tyson was nominated for an academy award for her role in "Sounder" Tyson was heartbroken when she learned of Mitchell's death as he often spoke wealth and power over her life like any good friend promising her she would get an academy award. Well she finally did except this time he was with her in spirit.

Posted By: Tanisha LaVerne Grant
Monday, November 19th 2018 at 12:54PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
DANAI GURIRA DISCUSSES "BLACK PANTHER'S" GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATION FOR BEST MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
TIFFANY HADDISH MAKES HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT POWER 100 LIST!
TIFFANY HADDISH AND VIOLA DAVIS AMONG THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER'S 2018 WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT POWER 100
KEVIN HART SET TO HOST THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS
BLACK PANTHER STAR DANAI GURIRA TO ANNOUNCE 2019 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS
LEGENDARY DANCER DEBBE ALLEN HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT APOLLO THEATER FOR WORLD AIDS DAY
OSCAR NOMINATED DIRECTOR AVA DUVERNAY INKS MASSIVE DEAL WITH WARNER BROTHERS
TRAILER FOR "IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK" BY OSCAR WINNING WRITER/DIRECTOR BARRY JENKINS
Forward This Blog Entry!
Blogs Home
Sponsored Content Create an Ad
Follow Us!
Link To Us!
Do you have a website? Link to HBCU Connect!