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The View (1997)

Created in 1997 by veteran journalist Barbara Walters, "The View" is a daytime talk show with a twist: It's hosted by women -- moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd -- each of whom offers her own take on the day's news during the opening "Hot Topics" segment. Later, the ladies welcome various TV/film/music celebrities, who join them for a chat or perform for the studio audience. The show also offers tips on beauty, fashion, diet and relationships. Known for their freewheeling hosting style, they often find themselves lampooned in late-night sketches.

Emmy (Daytime) (2014) Nominated Outstanding Talk Show Host
Emmy (Daytime) (2011) Nominated Outstanding Talk Show Host
Emmy (Daytime) (2010) Nominated Outstanding Talk Show Host
Emmy (Daytime) (2009) Won Outstanding Talk Show Host

Sister Act (1992)

Whoopi Goldberg as "Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence"

When lively lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) sees her mobster beau, Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel), commit murder, she is relocated for her protection. Set up in the guise of a nun in a California convent, Deloris proceeds to upend the quiet lives of the resident sisters. In an effort to keep her out of trouble, they assign Deloris to the convent's choir, an ensemble that she soon turns into a vibrant and soulful act that gains widespread attention.

Golden Globe (1992) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Ghost (1990)

Whoopi Goldberg as "Oda Mae Brown"

Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is a banker, Molly Jensen (Demi Moore) is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner (Tony Goldwyn) over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

Academy Award (1990) Won Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990) Won Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1990) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Color Purple (1985)

Whoopi Goldberg as "Celie"

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson (Danny Glover), things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Academy Award (1985) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1985) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

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