13 years ago tonight Halle Berry made history

as you probably know in 2002 she became the first black actress to win an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role

she beat out, among others, Nicole Kidman who was nominated for her role in Moulin Rouge, where she sang, danced, and wowed people.

but Halle really dug down deep in Monster’s Ball and almost everyone agreed she deserved to go home with the statuette.

her speech was so good. all off the cuff. the way it should be.

it was cute she thanked her lawyer.

every day some deceitful little so-and-so threatens me with legal proceedings over god knows what,

i am thankful for my lawyer.

i guess i should thank her more often as well.