Hollywood star Halle Berry has something to share regarding Oscar that she likes everybody to know about.
The actress feels it to be quite a heartbreaking fact that she’s the only black woman to have won an Oscar in the last 20 years since ‘Die Another Day’ released.
Berry was lucky to win the highest recognition in the year 2002 for her spectacular performance in Monster’s Ball. She was able to create a defining moment at that time and hoped the trend will continue.
And now, she’s the only one to be in the race for this year’s Academy Awards for a sports drama titled Bruised which she has also directed as well.
In the post that Berry shared narrates about the heartbreaking moment that nobody else has been even there in the last 20 years. This is what she chose to share, “The heartbreak I have is because I really thought that night meant that very soon after that, other women of color, black women, would stand beside me. Now it’s been 20 years and no one has, and so every time Oscar time comes around, I get very reflective and I think, ‘Well maybe this year, maybe this year’. It has become heartbreaking that no one else has stood there,”.
The actress continued saying, “Arguably there could have been other women who deserve to have been there that haven’t been there and I would have hoped that in 20 years, there would have been others that would be beside me,” she said
“That moment mattered because so many people have come up to me over the years and told me how that moment shifted their thinking about what they could achieve, what they aspire to do or what they believed they could do a” that they were touched by that moment. That is the value that I know is real.” the actress said.
Halle Berry is the most familiar name in Hollywood. The actress became famous after she appeared in Die Another Day (2002). She has the tag of becoming the only black actress to win an Oscar. Since then, only 8 black stars have been able to win the award in the category of Best Supporting Actress.