Cuba Gooding Jr.
Gooding Jr. won Best Supporting Actor for his role as football player Rod Tidwell in “Jerry Maguire” (1996). At 29, he became the youngest Black actor to win Best Supporting Actor.
Berry remains the only Black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the 2001 film “Monster’s Ball”.
After Washington won Supporting Actor for “Glory” in 1989, he earned his first Best Actor award for his role as a corrupt narcotics officer in “Training Day” (2001).
Freeman won the Best Supporting Actor award for his role as Eddie “Scrap-Iron” Dupris in the movie “Million Dollar Baby” (2004). It was his first Oscar win after several nominations.
Foxx won Best Actor award in 2005 for playing R&B icon Ray Charles in the biopic “Ray” (2004).