Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories
1. Hattie McDaniel2. José Ferrer3. Anthony Quinn4. Rita Moreno5. Sidney Poitier6. Sacheen Littlefeather7. Louis Gossett, Jr.8. Whoopi Goldberg9. Mercedes Ruehl10. Cuba Gooding, Jr.11. Benicio del Toro12. Halle Berry & Denzel Washington13. Jamie Foxx & Morgan Freeman14. Forest Whitaker15. Jennifer Hudson16. Javier Bardem17. Penelope Cruz18. Mo'Nique19. Octavia Spencer20. Lupita Nyong'o
- Benicio del Toro
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Traffic, 2000
- The year Benicio del Toro won for Traffic, Joaquin Phoenix was also nominated in the same category, marking the first time that two actors born in Puerto Rico were nominated simultaneously. Two years later, del Toro was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 21 Grams.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian