Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories

Jennie Wood

Halle Berry and Denzel Washington
Best Actress in a Lead Role for Monster's Ball, 2001
Best Actor in a Lead Role for Training Day, 2001
Halle Berry Denzel Washington Oscars
Halle Berry and Denzel Washington became the first two African-American performers to win Oscars for leading roles in the same year. Washington became the second African-American to win Best Actor since Poitier in 1963. With her win, Berry was the first African-American woman to win Best Lead Actress.
Photo source: AP Photo/Doug Mills
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