Throughout history there have been some iconic moments for black actors and actresses out there who have took Hollywood by storm in their careers.

They have achieved amazing milestones such as being the first ever black actors and actresses to be nominated or indeed to win Academy Awards, Golden Globes or other awards that are highly valued in the acting world.

Here are just 16 of the most memorable black history moments in Hollywood.

See if you can remember any of the times these black stars made history..

1. Laverne Cox


She played inmate Sophia in Orange Is The New Black and was the first black actress to being nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress In Comedy Series. Laverne was also the first openly transgender-acting nominee! At the Emmy’s she was the first transgender actress to win an award!