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Poll: Most memorable Oscar-winning performance by a black actor

Which of these Oscar-winning performances by a black actor or actress was the most memorable/best?

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    Hattie McDaniel

    As Mammy in Gone with the Wind
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    Sidney Poitier

    As Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field
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    Louis Gossett Jr.

    As Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman
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    Denzel Washington

    As Pvt. Trip in Glory
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    Whoopi Goldberg

    As Oda Mae Brown in Ghost
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    Cuba Gooding Jr.

    As Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire
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    Denzel Washington

    As Alonzo Harris in Training Day
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    Halle Berry

    As Leticia Musgrove in Monster's Ball
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    Jamie Foxx

    As Ray Charles in Ray
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    Morgan Freeman

    As Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris in Million Dollar Baby
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    Forest Whitaker

    As Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland
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    Jennifer Hudson

    As Effie White in Dreamgirls
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    Mo'Nique

    As Mary Lee Johnston in Precious
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    Octavia Spencer

    As Minny Jackson in The Help
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    Lupita Nyong'o

    As Patsey in 12 Years a Slave