Whoopi Goldberg Says She Thought She Would Win For “The Color Purple”Published by Clay Cane on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm.
Whenever cast members from 1985’s The Color Purple talk about the shock of being nominated for eleven Academy Awards and losing all of them, I immediately listen! Precious made history by being the only film with a Black director and predominately Black cast receiving so many nods and one cannot help but make The Color Purple comparisons (even though the film had a White director).
Today on The View Whoopi Goldberg talked about her best actress nod for The Color Purple and said, “I thought I might win for The Color Purple – I thought I would!” Sherri Shepherd added, “We thought you would!” Goldberg continued, “I realized there maybe other opportunities for me but I should be very careful saying what is going to happen when I’m not sure.”
Whoopi also said she lost to a brilliant actress named Geraldine Paige. Whoopi would late win an Oscar for best supporting actress in 1990’s Ghost.