I know, I know, I know… There’s only two black actors nominated for an Academy Award in a year that has seen us achieve to the highest level of government imaginable. Why can’t we get the best of both worlds, right? With black folks continuing to step out and show the wide array of colors portrayed on the big screen is the Academy just making due with the change in White House administration? Or were the movie’s just not Oscar worthy?

You be the judge! Below is the list of black in the movies for 2008:

The Family That Preys – Tyler Perry

Seven Pounds, Hancock – Will Smith

Cadillac Records – Columbus Short, Beyonce Knowles, Mos Def

The Express – Rob Brown

The Dark KnightMorgan Freeman

Iron Man – Terrence Howard

Max Payne – Ludacris

Be Kind RewindMos Def

Jumper – Samuel L. Jackson

21 – Laurence Fishburne

Wanted– Morgan Freeman, Common

Righteous Kill – 50 Cent

The Love Guru, Saw V, The Unborn – Meagan Good

Get Smart – Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

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