African American Oscar Winners

Russell Williams 1989, 1990
Russell Williams 1989, 1990
Best Sound Mixing "Glory" "Dances With Wolves" (Photo American University)
Isaac Hayes 1971
Isaac Hayes 1971
Best Original Song "Theme from Shaft" Shaft (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)
Halle Berry 2001
Halle Berry 2001
Best Actress in a Leading Role "Monster's Ball" Role: Leticia Musgrove (Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect)
Prince 1984
Prince 1984
Best Original Score, Purple Rain (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Lionel Richie 1985
Lionel Richie 1985
Best Original Song, "Say You, Say Me" White Nights (Photo by Getty Images)
Sidney Poitier 1963
Sidney Poitier 1963
Best Actor in a Leading Role "Lilies of the Field" Role: Homer Smith (LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Stevie Wonder 1984
Stevie Wonder 1984
Best Original Song "I Just Called to Say I Love You" The Woman In Red (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Whoopi Goldberg 1990
Whoopi Goldberg 1990
Best Actress in a Supporting Role "Ghost" Role: Oda Mae Brown (LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Morgan Freeman 2004
Morgan Freeman 2004
Best Actor in a Supporting Role "Million Dollar Baby" Role: Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris (JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
Juicy J, DJ Paul, Frayser Boy 2005
Juicy J, DJ Paul, Frayser Boy 2005
Best Original Song "It's Hard Out There For A Pimp" Hustle & Flow (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Irene Cara 1983
Irene Cara 1983
Best Original Song "Flashdance (What A Feeling)" Flashdance (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Herbie Hancock 1986
Herbie Hancock 1986
Best Original Score "Round Midnight" (Photo by Alexander Sibaja/Getty Images)
Forest Whitaker 2006
Forest Whitaker 2006
Best Actor in a Leading Role "The Last King of Scotland" Role: Idi Amin (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Jennifer Hudson 2006
Jennifer Hudson 2006
Best Actress in a Supporting Role "Dreamgirls" Role: Effie White (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Louis Gossett, Jr. 1982
Louis Gossett, Jr. 1982
Best Actor in a Supporting Role "An Officer And A Gentleman" Role: Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Willie D. Burton 1988, 2006
Willie D. Burton 1988, 2006
Best Sound Mixing "Bird" "Dreamgirls" (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Mo'Nique 2009
Mo'Nique 2009
Best Actress In A Supporting Role "Precious" Role: Mary Lee Johnston (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals
Best Documentary Short Subject "Music By Prudence" (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Geoffrey Fletcher 2009
Geoffrey Fletcher 2009
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) "Precious" Adapted from "Push" by Sapphire (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
Octavia Spencer 2011
Octavia Spencer 2011
Best Actress in a Supporting Role "The Help" Role: Minnie Jackson (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Cuba Gooding, Jr. 1996
Cuba Gooding, Jr. 1996
Best Actor in a Supporting Role "Jerry Maguire" Role: Rod Tidwell (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
(Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Jamie Foxx 2004
Best Actor in a Leading Role "Ray" Role: Ray Charles (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
(Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Denzel Washington 1989, 2001
Denzel Washington 1989, 2001
Best Actor in a Supporting Role "Glory" Role: Pvt. Trip & Best Actor in a Leading Role "Training Day" Role: Alonzo Harris (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Hattie McDaniel 1939
Hattie McDaniel 1939
Best Actress in a Supporting Role "Gone With The Wind" Role: Mammy (Photo United States Postal Service)
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