The 29 black artists who have won Oscars (29 images)

Filmmaker Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith have vowed to boycott this year's Academy Awards after black actors and filmmakers were snubbed in nominations. In the Oscars' 88-year history, 29 black artists have won.

John Ridley -- 2013
Writer John Ridley won the Oscar for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) for "12 Years A Slave" during the 86th Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo
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