Whoopi Goldberg Took Her Fellow Oscar Nominees to Dinner After Winning: 'We All Did Really Good Work'
Whoopi Goldberg took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1991 for her performance in Ghost
After winning her Oscar in 1991, Whoopi Goldberg celebrated her special night by honoring her fellow nominees.
Goldberg was nominated alongside Annette Bening (The Grifters), Diane Ladd (Wild at Heart), Mary McDonnell (Dances With Wolves) and Lorraine Bracco (Goodfellas). Goldberg, the only Black actress nominated in the category that year and the only Black actress to be an EGOT winner, took home the coveted statue.
While she doesn't remember her post-show celebration, she did tell Variety she took out her fellow nominees to dinner after the show and had chocolate Oscar statuettes made for them.
"We all did really good work," Goldberg said. "Any one of us could've taken it, and I don't think anybody would've been mad at anybody else."
She added, "Sometimes you look at actors and you know, 'Oh, he's mad,' but with us, it was just 'Whoever wins is paying, that's all I know. Free food.'"
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With the 2021 Oscars just days away, Goldberg reflected on the achievement she is most proud of — and it's not starring in a movie.
"That I'm still here," she said. "I didn't fade away. I didn't disappear. I'm still here and still here doing me."
The 93rd Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, April 25 starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.