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

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Kimberly Elise as Crystal Wallace/Lady in Brown in For Colored Girls

Lost to: Wasn’t even nominated…smh

Talk about a chick going through some heavy stuff. Crystal’s story damn near rivaled Precious’ for most sorrowful. And I believed her pain, which is definitely the sign of a pretty powerful actress. I’ve always been a fan of Elise’s work, but I felt this was possibly her deepest role in a while, and in a huge ensemble cast who gave pretty stirring performances, it’s very telling when you can stand out like she did. Nobody can turn up her face and do pain like Ms. Elise, ya’ll!

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