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Cheryl Boone Isaacs receives Trailblazer Award

3/26/2014, 6 a.m.
Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier presented the Trailblazer Award to Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood ...
Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier present the Trailblazer Award to Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. (Business Wire)

— Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier presented the Trailblazer Award to Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

Boone Isaacs is the first African American and only the third woman elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in its 86-year history. This is one of the most exciting years in black film ever, and 2014 is a record year for African American presenters at the Oscars®.

The Oscars® aired on Sunday, March 2, 2014.