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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Julianne Moore gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Cindy Clark, USA TODAY 5:31 p.m. EDT October 3, 2013 The four-time Oscar nominee’s star was unveiled on Thursday. Actress Julianne Moore poses on her just unveiled ‘star’ on Oct. 3, 2013 in Hollywood, Calif. Moore was the recipient of the 2,507th star in the category of Motion Pictures along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) SHARE 20 CONNECT 7 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Julianne Moore is the latest famous face to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The four-time Oscar nominee, clad in a sunny Dolce & Gabbana dress, was the recipient of the 2,507th star in the category of Motion Pictures along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The unveiling ceremony took place on Thursday, and Moore gamely got down to pose next to her star.

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So it goes with Hollywood’s consistent inability to include actors of color. Popular critical consensus suggests that we may have as many as four black Best Actor nominees: Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”), Idris Elba (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”), Forest Whitaker (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) and Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”). Ejiofor is currently favored to win the category, where he’ll probably be joined by the likes of Tom Hanks (“Captain Phillips”), Robert Redford (“All Is Lost”) and Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”). That these men of color are even being discussed in awards blogger circles is certainly cause for celebration, because each of their films presents a perspective that doesn’t get much play in Hollywood. But insofar as these four movies are important, they are also limited by their veracity. They’re all based on true stories: “12 Years” tells the tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was captured and enslaved and wrote an autobiography by the same name; “Mandela” is self-explanatory; “Fruitvale Station” centers on the 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant III, a black man shot dead by a police officer in Oakland; “The Butler” draws its meat from the life of Eugene Allen, a black butler who worked for the White House for over three decades. Put another way, these roles have to be played by black actors. Each of these men has more than earned the nominations they’re expected to receive (now’s a good time to pinch in some salt: awards bloggers love to shower performances with praise, but nominations are certainly not guaranteed), but the fact that they’re generally only rewarded for roles that literally could not have been given to white actors is cause for concern. “Generally only rewarded for roles that literally could not have been given to white actors” is not casual phrasing. A study of the roles that have earned black men Best Actor nominations reveals that this is a historical problem. Sidney Poitier won in 1963 for playing a black itinerant worker in “Lilies of the Field,” a movie based on a novel by the same name. Jamie Foxx won in 2004 for playing Ray Charles in “Ray,” and Forest Whitaker won in 2006 for playing Idi Amin in “The Last King of Scotland.” The only black man to win Best Actor for a role that could have been played by a white actor is Denzel Washington, who won in 2001 for his turn as a LAPD detective in “Training Day.” That’s one man over 85 years of Academy Awards.