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Most Iconic Black Female Lead Role
Dorothy Dandridge, Carmen Jones
Cicely Tyson, Sounder
Diana Ross, Lady Sings the Blues
Diahann Carroll, Claudine
Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple
Angela Bassett, What’s Love Got to Do With It
Pam Grier, Jackie Brown
Halle Berry, Monster’s Ball
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Viola Davis, The Help
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    It’s between Angela and Whoopi. Both amongst my fav performances of all time. They really acted the hell out of their roles

    They deserved

    All of these performances minus Halle were great

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    FYC :

    Best Actress - Viola Davis
    Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
    Best Supp Actor - Daniel Kaluuya, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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    Out of the ones I watched, my favorites are Pam Grier who was terribly snubbed and Whoopi Goldberg who deserved to win in that lineup. Sidibe and Davis were good too while Berry was awful and is one of the worst winners.
    I’ll make sure to watch the rest, What’s Love has been on my watchlist for a long time already.
    Outside of the poll, I really liked Marianne Jean-Baptiste in Secret & Lies altough the film is quite overrated.

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    I’d say Whoopee Goldberg with Angela Bassett as the runner up.

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    From this poll, I voted for Dorothy Dandridge. Must give credit where credit is due! For most iconic black female role ever, I would pick a supporting one: Hattie McDaniel in “Gone with the Wind.”

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    RACHEL MARRON – WHITNEY HOUSTON (THE BODYGUARD) hands down

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    Whitney Houston for the win! Oh wait, she isn’t even on the list.

    Halle Berry should be on the list for Jinx (Bond Girl)

    Where is Zendaya in Spiderman movies?

    Lupita as Red?

    Naomi Harris in 28 Days Later is so iconic, where is she????

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    Hard to chose b/w Dorothy, Diana, Whoopi, Pam, Whitney, and Angela.

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    Does playing an alien count? Zoe Saldana as Neytiri and Gamora.

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