Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories

Jennie Wood

Whoopi Goldberg
Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Ghost, 1990
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg became the second African-American actress to win the Best Supporting Oscar, the first since McDaniel in 1939. She also became the first African-American actress to receive two acting nominations overall. She had been previously nominated for Best Lead Actress for The Color Purple in 1985.
Photo source: AP Photo/ Bob Galbraith
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