List of Hispanic-American (U.S.) Academy Award winners and nominees

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The following Hispanic-Americans (born in the continental United States) that have been nominated or have won an Academy Award:

Best Actor – Leading Role[edit]

Actor
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1988 Edward James Olmos Mexico Stand and Deliver Nominated First and only Hispanic-American to be nominated for Best Actor

Best Actress – Supporting Role[edit]

Actor
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1959 Susan Kohner Mexico Imitation of Life Nominated First Hispanic-American to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress
1991 Mercedes Ruehl Cuba The Fisher King Won The first Cuban-American to win an Academy Award
1993 Rosie Perez Puerto Rico Fearless Nominated

Best Original Screenplay[edit]

Actor
Year Name Country Film Status Milestone/Notes
1983 Gregory Nava Mexico El Norte Nominated