The Flower in Mo'Nique's Hair: Hattie McDaniel Tribute

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Mo'Nique is wearing a flower in her hair as a tribute to the first black woman to win an Oscar, Hattie McDaniel. Mo'Nique's production company is making a film about McDaniel, which she may star in.


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I'm confused. Wasn't there a big stink that Halle Berry was the first black woman to win an Oscar? Or was Halle the first to win Best Actress? What did Hattie win?

And yes, I am on a first name basis with Halle (name dropping all over the place! - kidding.)