*On CBS’ “The Talk,” actress Alfre Woodard opened up about hosting her eighth annual pre-Oscars “Sistahs Soiree” celebrating African American and Latina women who have been nominated in the Oscars acting categories.

Woodard shares her inspiration behind the event:

“I wanted to gather all the women of color, different colors…who have ever been nominated in the acting category and those that I say in a perfect world ‘should have been’ [like C.C.H. Pounder and S. Epatha Merkerson]…if there’s a 100 roles that are being cast that season, I will give Cate [Blanchett] and Helen [Mirren] the Queen of England, but we should have been in contention for the other 98. All of these women have a track record, they’ve done box office, all that.”

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