“Arguably there could have been other women who deserve to have been there that haven’t been there and I would have hoped that in 20 years, there would have been others that would be beside me,” she added.
The actress continued: “That moment mattered because so many people have come up to me over the years and told me how that moment shifted their thinking about what they could achieve, what they aspire to do or what they believed they could do a” that they were touched by that moment. That is the value that I know is real.”
Berry, a Bond girl in the 2002 movie “Die Another Day”, is the only black actress to win the top award, despite 12 others being nominated. Eight black stars have won Best Supporting Actress over the years.