Trophies: 10 Black Oscar Winners & Nominees For Best Original Song [PHOTOS]
1969 -Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones and Bob Russell were the first Black people to be nominated in the Oscar’s Best Original Song category. They earned the nod for “The Eyes of Love” from the 1967 flick, Banning.
The next year, Jones and Russell became the second Black people to grab the Oscar category. They lost both times.