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
- Mercedes Ruehl
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role, 1991
- Mercedes Ruehl became the first Cuban-American to win an Academy Award for her role in The Fisher King. Ruehl also won a Tony for Lost in Yonkers that same year.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Bob Galbraith