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.

Hattie McDaniel -- 1939
Actress Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Academy Award for her supporting role as Mammy in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind". Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI | License Photo
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