Halle Berry will be absent from the 84th Academy Awards Show. She informed the show’s producers earlier today that she will be unable to attend after breaking her foot in Spain where she is currently filming.
Berry is a bit of an enigma at the Academy Awards. Most Black actors and actresses have had a difficult time winning Oscars. Halle Berry and Denzel Washington broke that mold when both were nominated for awards in the 2002 Academy Awards and both had won.
Berry had said during her acceptance speech,
“This moment is so much bigger than me. This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll…. This is for every faceless woman who now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.”
There are unique parallels to this years academy awards when black women are nominated both for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
Do you think that Halle Berry has been an inspiration to non white actresses in Hollywood?