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Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories

Jennie Wood

Benicio del Toro
Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Traffic, 2000
Benicio del Toro
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
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