Margaret Avery: ‘The Color Purple’ Academy Award Controversy & ‘Dear God’ Oscar Ad

Margaret Avery in The Color Purple with Whoopi Goldberg: Avery’s “Dear God” trade paper ad plugging her performance in in Steven Spielberg’s drama led to an Academy uproar. Long before the Nicolas Chartier/vote-for-The Hurt Locker-not-Avatar e-mail and the Robert Wise/Miramax’s … Continue reading Margaret Avery: ‘The Color Purple’ Academy Award Controversy & ‘Dear God’ Oscar Ad