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
- Best Actress in a Support Role for Precious, 2009
- Stand-up comedian Mo'Nique received critical acclaim and an Oscar for taking on the serious role of Mary Lee Johnston, the abusive mother in Precious. The film was the second to have African-American nominees in both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories. 1985's The Color Purple was the first.
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