Celebrities' First Oscar Appearances

Oprah Winfrey

Snubbed by the Academy for a 2014 Oscar, Winfrey -- who returned to the silver screen in Lee Daniels' The Butler -- posed at the 58th annual awards in 1986 alongside Ghanaian actress Akosua Busia, who played Nettie in The Color Purple. Nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Color Purple, Winfrey (who played Sofia) was beat out for the honor by Anjelica Huston.

 

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