Halle Berry Says Her Historic Best Actress Win ‘Meant Nothing’ Since No Other Woman Of Color Has Taken Home The Oscar In 15 Years!

Halle Berry

Halle Berry is proving Hollywood still hasn’t come very far when it comes to diversity in film.

As you know, the 50-year-old actress became the first woman of color to win an Oscar for Best Actress back in 2002 — and now it’s been 15 years since another woman of color has taken home the prize for the same category. Wow.

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During a recent interview with Teen Vogue‘s Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth, the Monster’s Ball star admitted to feeling troubled by the lack of progress — which was thrust into the spotlight during the 2015 awards season, during which no actors of color were nominated for any leading categories:

“It’s troubling to say the least. [It] was probably one of my lowest professional moments.”

Of her memorable win all those years ago, Miz Berry revealed she is now “profoundly hurt” and “saddened” that no movement came of it:

“Wow, that moment really meant nothing. It meant nothing. I thought it meant something but I think it meant nothing.”

But now, she’s focused on being the change she wishes to see:

“It inspired me to get involved in other ways, which is why I want to start directing, I want to start producing more. I want to start being a part of making more opportunities for people of color.”

Right on!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Jun 28, 2017 2:35pm PDT

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