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Whoopi: Lack of black Oscar nominees not a trend

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Actress Whoopi Goldberg speaks at the ribbon cutting of the 'Meet The Oscars' event at Grand Central Station in New York on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Actress Whoopi Goldberg speaks at the ribbon cutting of the 'Meet The Oscars' event at Grand Central Station in New York on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.

NEW YORK (AP) — Whoopi Goldberg says the lack of black nominees in the major categories at this year's Academy Awards doesn't reflect a trend in the film industry.

Speaking at an exhibit of Oscar statues Wednesday at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, Goldberg underscored that five black actors have won Academy Awards since 2002.

Goldberg recently said on "The View" that she was upset about an article in The New York Times citing the lack of black nominees this year because it didn't mention her supporting actress Oscar for 1990's "Ghost." The Times later said she read the story "incorrectly." She apologized for calling the reporting sloppy.

She said Wednesday that it's inaccurate to think there's "something wrong" with the way blacks are represented at the Oscars.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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