11.19.2018

45 years after her nomination, Cicely Tyson gets her Oscar

45 years after her nomination, Cicely Tyson gets her Oscar Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/A

Cicely Tyson received her first and only Oscar nomination in 1972. It was for best actress for her work in “Sounder,” which she thinks of as her first major role. She wasn’t called to the stage that year — Liza Minnelli was for “Cabaret” — but now 45 years later, Tyson is finally getting her Oscar.

“It is an emotionally wrenching matter to me,” Tyson said.

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