2002 ACADEMY AWARDS ~ Halle Berry wins the Oscar for Best Actress for MONSTERS BALL (2001), becoming the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress. On this same night, Denzel Washington became the second African-American to win an Oscar for Best Actor, winning for TRAINING DAY (2001). The first, Sidney Poitier, who won in 1964 for LILLIES OF THE FIELD (1963), is in the audience to see Denzel Washington & Halle Berry win. (5:38) [Video]
Jim Parsons made it a repeat at the Primetime Emmys last year, taking home his second straight statue for lead actor in a comedy. He stepped back to the press room to talk about being surprised by the win.