“Being the first and only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress would seem like a watershed moment, but for Halle Berry it means ‘nothing.’ Berry sat down with the Teen Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth at Cannes Lion and reflected on the night she took home the top prize for a female actress at the 74th Academy Awards in 2001. Her excitement for her own achievement waned when she saw that the 20 actors nominated in the lead and supporting acting categories in 2016 were all white. It was the second year in a row that no minority actors were nominated for the four acting Oscars. ‘I sat there and I really thought, “Wow, that moment really meant nothing,”‘ Berry told Welteroth. ‘It meant nothing. I thought it meant something, but I think it meant nothing.'”

Exactly.

Source: Chloe Melas. “Halle Berry Says Her Historic Oscar Win Now Means ‘Nothing.'” CNN. June 28, 2017. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/28/entertainment/halle-berry-oscar-win-diversity/index.html.

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