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
- Penelope Cruz
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 2008
- The year following her Oscar win, Penelope Cruz was nominated again in the Best Supporting Actress category for Nine, becoming the first Spanish actor to be nominated twice in the same category. With her 2008 win she became the first Spanish actress to win an Academy Award. She was also the first Spanish actress to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2006, Cruz was nominated for Best Actress in a Lead Role for Volver, becoming the second person to be nominated for a Spanish film. Cathalina Sandino Moreno was the first for 2004's Maria Full of Grace.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Evan Agostini