Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories: Louis Gossett, Jr.
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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- Louis Gossett, Jr.
- Best Actor in a Leading Role for An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982
- Louis Gossett Jr. became the first African-American to win a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role of Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in 1982's An Officer and a Gentleman. He also won an Emmy in 1977 for his role as Fiddler in the television miniseries Roots.
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