Halle Berry Says Her Oscar Win “Meant Nothing” For Hollywood Diversity

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Halle Berry says she's hurt by the Academy's lack of diversity progress since her 2002 Best Actress win.  Berry in 2002 won the best actress Oscar for "Monster's Ball" becoming the first black woman to do so. Fifteen years on, she remains the only woman of color to get the honor. "Wow, that moment really meant nothing. It meant nothing. I thought it meant something, but I think it meant nothing," she told Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth in a video interview at the Cannes Lion festival released late Tuesday.Berry said she reached that troubling conclusion in 2016 when all 20 of the Oscar acting nominees were white, sparking the #OscarsSoWhite backlash. "I was profoundly hurt by that, and saddened by that," Berry said, adding that it had prompted her to want to start directing and producing to make more opportunities for actors of color.


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