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
- Sidney Poitier
- Best Actor in a Leading Role for Lilies of the Field, 1963
- When Sidney Poitier won in 1963, he became the first African-American male to win an Oscar. He also became the first actor to receive two acting nominations, having previously been nominated for The Defiant Ones in 1958.
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