25 Times Black Women Broke Barriers In Movie And TV History

In 2019, Ruth E. Carter turned the primary Black individual to win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

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In 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the primary Black individual to win an Oscar. She gained Best Supporting Actress for her work in Gone with the Wind. It was the twelfth Academy Awards.


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In 2014, Amber Ruffin became the primary Black lady to put in writing for a late-night community speak present within the US. She writes for Late Night with Seth Meyers.

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In 1934, Josephine Baker became the primary Black lady to star in a significant movement image. She starred within the French film Zouzou.

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In 2015, Viola Davis became the primary Black lady to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, for her work on How to Get Away with Murder.

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When Ava DuVernay directed A Wrinkle in Time in 2018, she became the primary Black lady to direct a movie with a price range over $100 million.


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And when A Wrinkle in Time was launched, DuVernay became the primary Black lady to direct a live-action movie that earned $100 million within the United States.

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In addition, for her movie Selma, DuVernay was the primary Black lady nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Director and the primary Black lady to have her movie nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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At the identical Academy Awards, additionally for DuVernay’s Selma, Oprah Winfrey turned the primary Black lady to be a producer for a movie nominated for Best Picture.

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In 2009, Anika Noni Rose voiced Tiana within the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. Tiana was the primary Black Disney princess.

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Diahann Carroll starred within the tv sequence Julia, which premiered in 1968. She was the primary Black lady to star in a TV sequence the place the function was not a servant.

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In 1960, Madeline Anderson’s documentary Integration Report 1 was launched — making it the primary televised documentary to be directed by a Black lady.

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Anderson was additionally the primary Black lady to govt produce and direct a nationally aired tv sequence in 1977.

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In 2019, Ruth E. Carter won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on Black Panther. She was the primary Black individual to win the award.

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At the identical ceremony, Hannah Beachler won for Best Production Design, additionally for Black Panther. She was the primary Black individual nominated for Best Production Design.

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In 2017, Tiffany Haddish became the primary Black lady slapstick comedian to host Saturday Night Live. It was SNL‘s forty third season.

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Cicely Tyson was the primary Black lady to host Saturday Night Live. She hosted in 1979. It was SNL‘s fourth season.

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On March 24, 2002, Halle Berry became the primary Black lady to win the Academy Award for Best Actress. She continues to be the one lady of colour to win the award.

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Dorothy Dandridge was the primary Black lady nominated for Best Actress, for Carmen Jones. The ceremony befell in 1955.

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In 2019, Robin Thede’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, the primary main sketch present created by a Black lady, premiered. It can also be the primary sketch present starring Black girls, and the primary sketch present the place each single author is a Black lady.

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Thede was additionally the primary Black lady to be head author for a late-night speak present. In 2015, she became head author for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.


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For the 2017 movie Mudbound, Dee Rees was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. She was the primary Black lady nominated for the award.

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At the 1973 Oscars, Suzanne de Passe was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, making her the primary Black lady nominated in a non-acting class. She was additionally the primary individual of colour nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

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In 1991, Julie Dash’s movie Daughters of the Dust had a common theatrical launch. It was the primary film directed by a Black lady to have a large launch within the United States.

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In 2016, Kathryn Bostic became the primary Black lady rating composer to affix the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

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And in 1986, Dorothy E. Brunson became the primary Black lady within the United States to personal and function a tv station.

There are numerous different Black girls in leisure — and in each subject — who’ve been firsts. Let’s have a good time all of them.

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