Talk:James Baskett

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"For example, he was unable to attend the film's premiere in Atlanta, Georgia because no hotel in the city would give him a room for the night. In some way, this was rectified in 1948, when Baskett was given an honorary Academy Award for his performance as Uncle Remus."

I think this line understates the struggles which many black actors were forced to constantly endure. To say that his being given an Award in any way rectified the discrimination, is almost as if to imply that racism can be washed over by favors. I suggest a rewording or rephrasing. User:Majik43

Not only that, but even his Oscar win isn't really that significant when you consider it was a non-competitive win. It's not like Hattie McDaniel who won the Best Supporting Actress award, legitimately beating out three white nominees. I think the Academy giving Baskett an honorary Oscar was done so that he could not be eligible for a Best Actor nod, heaven forbid a black man may take home the top prize. (talk) 01:48, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

I made a change to the day he died. It was July 9th, not September, according to the Los Angeles Times acticle dated July 10th, 1948. Oscarmadison

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