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.

Louis Gossett Jr. -- 1982
Louis Gossett Jr., seen at the Annual Academy Awards 2008, became the first African-American to win an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in "An Officer and a Gentleman" in 1982. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo
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