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.
Jamie Foxx won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Ray" at the 77th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif. on February 27, 2005. That year Foxx was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Collateral." Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI
Sidney Poitier, seen in a 2007 file photo, became the first African-American male to win an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Homer Smith in 1963's "Lilies of the Field." Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI
Forest Whitaker won the Best Actor Oscar at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007. Whitaker and his wife Keisha (R) are seen as they arrive to the Vanity Fair post-party at Morton's in West Hollywood on February 25, 2007. Photo by Gary C. Caskey/UPI
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
Actor Denzel Washington, seen at the Academy Awards 2013, won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Glory" in 1989 and received his second Academy Award, this time for Best Actor, for his role in 2001's "Training Day." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Cuba Gooding, Jr. won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Jerry Maguire " at the Academy Awards on March 24, 1997. Gooding Jr., who was 29 at the time, is the youngest African-American to win an Academy Award. UPI file photo