Whoopi Lets Loose Against New York Times Critics After Perceived Slight in Oscars Piece

Feb 15, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg, one of the hosts of ABC’s talk show "The View," went on a tirade against the film critics for The New York Times after she was left out of an article about African-American actors who have won Academy Awards, reports People magazine.

During Monday’s episode of "The View," Goldberg said, "I am embarrassed to tell you it hurt me terribly. When you win an Academy Award, that’s part of what you’ve done, your legacy. I will always be Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, and [I] have been dismissed and erased by The New York Times film critics, who should know better."

Just for the record, the critics were writing about African-American Oscar-winning actors since 2002, when Halle Berry and Denzel Washington were the Best Actress and Best Actor winners. Goldberg’s Oscar win for "Ghost" was in 1991. She also received an Oscar nomination for “The Color Purple” in 1986.

The Times addressed the issue in a statement, which read in part, "The error lies with those who are reading the story incorrectly. The point of the piece was not to name every black actor or actress who has been awarded an Oscar, it was to draw a comparison between the number who won prior to 2002 and those who have won since."


  1. Sidney Poitier did not his nose out of joint when his was also omitted. The article documented RECENT winners. Whoopi is about as modern as Hattie McDaniel.

  2. whos whoopy? i never heard of her.

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