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Halle Berry, Oscars 2002
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Berry Emotional (2002)
It's a historic night for African-American actors. Denzel Washington is named Best Actor for Training Day, Sidney Poitier (the first black man to win Best Actor) earns an honorary award, and Halle Berry is the first black woman to be named Best Actress. Sobs the Monster's Ball star: ''This moment is so much bigger than me.'' And it is.

Originally posted Mar 19, 2003

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