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

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Thandie Newton as Christine in Crash

Lost to: Wasn’t even nominated…smh

Sure, no one was on-screen in this film for enough time for you to fully praise their performances, but if Matt Dillon could garner a nomination for his turn as a shady and racist cop in Crash, so could our sista-girl. Newton shined oh-so bright in her turn as the wife of a TV director whose world is turned upside down after being assaulted by a police officer. Her flip from pure rage at her husband (played by Terence Howard) for not doing enough to help her and her sadness and paranoia about the whole situation provided some truly captivating scenes to watch. Another very underrated lady, so I wasn’t THAT surprised when her performance was overlooked.

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