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
- Rita Moreno
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role for West Side Story, 1962
- Rita Moreno became the first Hispanic-American to win an Oscar. She won for the iconic role, Anita, in the film adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical, West Side Story. Moreno is one of twelve artists who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. She was the second Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award.
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