Did Ariana DeBose win an Oscar for West Side Story?
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Ariana DeBose: 15 facts about the West Side Story actress you need to know
7. Did Ariana DeBose win an Oscar for West Side Story?
Ariana DeBose won the 2022 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Anita in West Side Story. In her speech, she said: "You see an openly queer woman of colour, an Afro-Latina, who found her strength and life through art. And that is, I think, what we’re here to celebrate. So if anyone has ever questioned your identity, I promise you this – there is indeed a place for us." [Amblin Entertainment / 20th Century Studios / Album]