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  Double Oscars triumph for black actors
Updated 25 March 2002, 06.48
Halle Berry and Denzel Washington at the Oscars
Halle Berry and Denzel Washington

Halle Berry and Denzel Washington have won best actress and actor awards at the Oscars.

It's the first time black actors have picked up both prizes.

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Berry won her Oscar for her role in Monster's Ball - where she plays the wife of a man facing the death sentence.

She cried with emotion as she accepted the award.

"This moment is so much bigger than me," she said. "This is for every nameless, faceless woman of colour for whom the door has been opened."

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Leading men

Sydney Poitier
Sydney Poitier
Denzel Washington got his award for his part in Training Day - where he plays an undercover policeman.

Another legendary black actor, Sidney Poitier, picked up the honorary Oscar for his long career in films.

He's the only other black man ever to have won a best actor Oscar - 35 years ago.

And the best picture was...

Shrek won the best animated Oscar
Shrek won the best animated Oscar
But the biggest-winning single movie of the night was Russell Crowe's newest film, A Beautiful Mind.

  Click here to find out how the Oscars work

The true-life story of a maths genius picked up four awards, including the two most important awards: best picture and best director for Ron Howard.

Monsters, Inc left disappointed
Monsters, Inc left disappointed
And the first-ever award for best animated film was taken by Shrek.

Something you should be happy about - 55% of you who voted in our vote said you wanted the green one to take the award.

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