Latifah Muhammad
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Trophies: 10 Black Oscar Winners & Nominees For Best Original Song [PHOTOS]


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In 1961, Duke Ellington became the first black person to be nominated for Best Original Score. Over the last 50 years only two Black people have won the category– Prince and Herbie Hancock. The last Black person to receive a Best Original Score nod was Best Original Song nominee Jonas Gwanga, in 1987.

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