- Published: Tuesday, 01 June 2010 04:31
- Written by J. Freedom Du Lac the Washington Post
After winning the 2010 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, Mo'Nique noted that she was wearing a royal blue dress, along with a gardenia in her hair, because that's what Hattie McDaniel wore 70 years earlier, when she became the first African American to receive an Academy Award. The tribute renewed an old mystery: Where is McDaniel's own, historic Oscar?