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Whoopi Goldberg Covers Variety Oscars Issue



This is the 30th anniversary of Whoopi Goldberg winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Ghost

🎭 Born Caryn Elaine Johnson, she is one of only 16 performers to complete the EGOT, winning an Emmy for Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel, winning a Grammy for her comedy album Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway, winning the Oscar for Ghost, and winning a Tony as producer for Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has also won two Golden Globes for The Color Purple and Ghost

In the article,

▪️ She talks about the night she won her Oscar, which was 50 years after the last Black woman, Hattie McDaniel, won for Gone With the Wind

▪️ She talks about the story behind her being cast in the film, her chemistry with Patrick Swayze, the post-awards-night blur and what she did, her thoughts on those who paved the way for her

▪️ Tiffany Haddish, who as a child was inspired by Whoopi, has comments throughout the article

▪️ Whoopi's on the Board of Governors for the Academy Actor's Branch, and is writing the script for a superhero film about an older Black woman who acquires new powers and has to learn to use them




Watching Herself React to Winning Her Oscar




Ontd what is Whoopi's most iconic role?

The Color Purple Celie
38(12.4%)
Terri Doolittle Jumpin Jack Flash
9(2.9%)
Oda Mae Ghost
32(10.4%)
Sister Mary/Deloris Sister Act
125(40.7%)
The Lion King Shenzi
6(2.0%)
Corrina Corrina,Corrina
5(1.6%)
Guinan Star Trek
21(6.8%)
Jane Boys on the Side
1(0.3%)
Cheshire Cat Alice in Wonderland
0(0.0%)
Mother Abigail Freemantle The Stand
0(0.0%)
Other (in comments)
1(0.3%)
You In Danger, Girl
69(22.5%)


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Tags: #oscars, actor / actress, award show - academy awards, black celebrities, broadway / theatre, comedy / comedian, film, film - comedy, film - drama, interview, magazine covers and articles, star trek, television
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