In celebration of the 82nd annual Acadamy Awards, airing Sunday, March 7, Global Grind wanted to recognize some of today’s rising movie stars of color, that starred in some of this year’s nominated films.
Gabourey recieved major accolades, including a Oscar nomination, in her potrayal as a sexually-abused, obese, illerate teen in the film Precious.
Next: The actress is set to star in ‘Yelling to the Sky,’ the story of a three bi-racial sisters growing up in a violent New York neighborhood.
Although Anthony Mackie has been in the movie industry for a long time, he had his breakout moment in this year’s 9-time Oscar nominated film ‘The Hurt Locker’, an American War thiller about the Iraq war.
In 2009, Zoe Saldana had an amazing year. She starred in two of the years biggest blockbusters, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Avatar’, and became an international fashion icon while at it.
Next: The actress stars in the sexy graphic-novel adaptation ‘The Losers’, also starring Columbus Short and Idris Elba. She also has the much anticipated ‘Star Trek’ sequel to look forward to.