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After two straight years of #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the Motion Picture Academy embraced diversity with the 2017 Oscars, in which five black artists were among that year's winners.
Viola Davis, Ezra Edelman, Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney join the more than 30 black actors, directors, musicians, writers, producers and sound mixers who have won Academy Awards.
In 2002, Denzel Washington and Halle Berry famously became the first black actors to win both lead acting awards in the same year, incidentally the same night that Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win an Oscar, received an honorary award. Washington's Oscar was his second, also winning best supporting actor in 1990 for his role in Glory.
The only African-American to take home multiple acting Oscars, Washington joins Willie D. Burton and Russell Williams as the only black men to win more than one Academy Award.
Despite the gains made this year, diversity among the Oscar nominees and in Hollywood at large will continue to be a heavily scrutinized issue.
In light of that, take a look back at all of the Academy Awards' black winners over the past 89 ceremonies.
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