Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories: Sidney Poitier
Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
1. Hattie McDaniel 2. José 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
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- Sidney Poitier
- Best Actor in a Leading Role for Lilies of the Field, 1963
- When Sidney Poitier won in 1963, he became the first African-American male to win an Oscar. He also became the first actor to receive two acting nominations, having previously been nominated for The Defiant Ones in 1958.
- Photo source: AP Photo