Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories

Jennie Wood

Forest Whitaker
Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Last King of Scotland, 2006
Forest Whitaker
For his role as the Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin, in 2006's The Last King of Scotland, Forest Whitaker won the Oscar, Golden Globe, British Academy Film Award, Nation Board of Review Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and many others. He has also appeared in Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bird, The Crying Game, and Platoon.
Photo source: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
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