Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories
1. Hattie McDaniel 2. JosÃ© Ferrer 3. Anthony Quinn 4. Rita Moreno 5. Sidney Poitier 6. Sacheen Littlefeather 7. Louis Gossett, Jr. 8. Whoopi Goldberg 9. Mercedes Ruehl 10. Cuba Gooding, Jr. 11. Benicio del Toro 12. Halle Berry & Denzel Washington 13. Jamie Foxx & Morgan Freeman 14. Forest Whitaker 15. Jennifer Hudson 16. Javier Bardem 17. Penelope Cruz 18. Mo'Nique 19. Octavia Spencer 20. Lupita Nyong'o
- Benicio del Toro
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Traffic, 2000
- The year Benicio del Toro won for Traffic, Joaquin Phoenix was also nominated in the same category, marking the first time that two actors born in Puerto Rico were nominated simultaneously. Two years later, del Toro was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 21 Grams.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian