Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories

Jennie Wood

Jennifer Hudson
Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Dreamgirls, 2006
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson came in seventh place on the third season of American Idol in 2004. Three years later she would take home an Oscar at the 2007 ceremony, becoming the first African-American actor (male or female) to win an Academy Award for a debut film performance. For her star turn as Effie White in 2006's Dreamgirls, Hudson would also become the first African-American actress to win an Academy Award for a musical film. Age 25 at the time, she was also the youngest actor (male or female) to win an Oscar.
Photo source: AP Photo/Chris Carlson
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