Oscar Rewind: 8 Black Actresses & The Roles That Deserved an Oscar

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Angela Bassett as Anna Mae Bullock/Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With?

Lost to: Holly Hunter in The Piano

C’mon, ’93 was supposed to be Angela’s year! And it still was, but she still should have picked up best actress for her role in What’s Love Got to Do With It?  This was another film I’m pretty sure black folks know every line to–must I do the “Eat the cake” scene for you? Angela mastered the dance moves, the mannerisms of Tina, and also the damn legs and arms of that woman! She was absolutely amazing in this role and should have walked away with a little golden man in her hand. However, I’m hoping Bassett will get her just dues soon, because she’s too incredible to keep getting ignored like this.

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