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
- Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman
- Best Actor in a Lead Role for Ray, 2004
Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Million Dollar Baby, 2004
- Jamie Foxx became the first African-American actor to receive two nominations in acting categories in the same year. He won Best Actor for his protrayl of Ray Charles in Ray. He lost in the supporting category to Morgan Freeman who won for his role as Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris in Million Dollar Baby. Age 67 at the time, Freeman became the oldest African-American actor to win an Oscar.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Reed Saxon