Whoopi Goldberg Covers Variety Oscars Issue

Apr 22, 2021 17:29


Inside this week’s issue of Variety:

Reflections of an EGOT Winner: @WhoopiGoldberg on the 30th Anniversary of Her ‘Ghost’ Oscar Triumph https://t.co/jSv4laZVD9 pic.twitter.com/AM9OK2Nz18
- Variety (@Variety) April 21, 2021

This is the 30th anniversary of Whoopi Goldberg winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Ghost

🎭 Born Caryn Elaine Johnson, she is one of only 16 performers to complete the EGOT, winning an Emmy for Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel, winning a Grammy for her comedy album Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway, winning the Oscar for Ghost, and winning a Tony as producer for Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has also won two Golden Globes for The Color Purple and Ghost

In the article,

▪️ She talks about the night she won her Oscar, which was 50 years after the last Black woman, Hattie McDaniel, won for Gone With the Wind

▪️ She talks about the story behind her being cast in the film, her chemistry with Patrick Swayze, the post-awards-night blur and what she did, her thoughts on those who paved the way for her

▪️ Tiffany Haddish, who as a child was inspired by Whoopi, has comments throughout the article

▪️ Whoopi's on the Board of Governors for the Academy Actor's Branch, and is writing the script for a superhero film about an older Black woman who acquires new powers and has to learn to use them

Whoopi Goldberg on the cover of the Oscars edition of Variety magazine, wearing Christian Siriano Fall 2021.

Photographed by The Tyler Twins. pic.twitter.com/rXQ9iPocgK
- IAMFASHION (@IAMFASHlON) April 21, 2021


Watching Herself React to Winning Her Oscar

Watch Whoopi Goldberg react to seeing the moment she won best supporting actress at the #Oscars in 1991.

The legendary entertainer and EGOT winner breaks down the historic win in this week’s cover story: https://t.co/7Kimk6ZcpO pic.twitter.com/Q5JI4EzekX
- Variety (@Variety) April 21, 2021

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