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Whoopi Goldberg Carefully Tiptoes Around Why Cicely Tyson Never Got Her Due: ‘For One Reason Or Another’

Whoopi Goldberg congratulated legendary actress Cicely Tyson on her big win at the 2018 Governors Award while carefully discussing racial barriers that prevented Tyson from receiving her dues.

93-year-old Tyson made history on Sunday night after becoming the first Black woman to win an honorary Oscar for her legendary career in Hollywood. Tyson starred in several projects such as “Fried Green Tomatoes”, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”, “The Help”, “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” and many more.

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Goldberg praised Tyson on her well-deserved win during Monday’s segment of “The View” and discussed why the actress had “never gotten the recognition” she merited.

“She was nominated in 1972 for ‘Sounder’ but she’s been in so many other films that during a very specific time folks weren’t looking at women of color as real contenders,” Goldberg said while trying not to go into depth about racial inequality. “She I feel missed out on a lot of things.”

Goldberg went onto say that Tyson without a doubt “earned” her honorary statuette.

“You think as an actor that they’ll see it. That there’s nothing blocking it. … You see someone at 92 who’s been in amazing films who one reason or another wasn’t recognized,” Goldberg said before going into a pregnant pause. “She’s been recognized now and that’s all that matters.”

Goldberg won an Academy Award in 1991 for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ for the film “Ghost.” She was also nominated for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” in 1986 for the movie “The Color Purple.”

Watch Goldberg tiptoe around why Tyson hasn’t received her due:

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