10 black films that never won Oscars but are cult classics

Let’s face it, the Academy Awards have a history of ignoring black films and black actors who turned in noteworthy performances. Spike Lee’s Malcom X, Do The Right Thing and John Singleton’s Boys N The Hood all deserved Oscar Awards, but were snubbed.

But  while yearly awards can provide insight on how a project faired in 12 months, it’s better for a film to be widely appreciated years after its release.

There are several black films that never had a chance at winning an Oscar, but remain cult classics in the black community.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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