Oscars: So Capricorn and Gemini

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#OscarsSoWhite has been making headlines for the last few weeks after no people of color were nominated for an Oscar in the acting categories for two years in a row. In honor of those non-white actors, here’s a list of the ones who have won an Oscar in the history of the Academy Awards along with their Sun sign and some observations at the end.

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1940. Hattie McDaniel: First nomination/win for a black actor. Gone with the Wind, Actress in a Supporting Role. Born on June 10, 1895 in Wichita, Kansas, United States of America. GEMINI

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1951. José Ferrer: First win for a Latino actor. Cyrano de Bergerac, Actor in a Leading Role. Born on January 8, 1912 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. CAPRICORN

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1953. Anthony Quinn. Viva Zapata, Actor in a Supporting Role. Born on April 21, 1915 in Chihuahua, Mexico. ARIES

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1957. Anthony Quinn. Lust for Life, Actor in a Supporting Role. Born on April 21, 1915 in Chihuahua, Mexico. ARIES

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1958. Miyoshi Umeki. First nomination/win for an Asian actor. Sayonara, Actress in a Supporting RoleBorn on May 8, 1929 in Otaru, Japan. TAURUS

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1962. Rita Moreno. First win for a Latina actress. West Side Story, Actress in a Supporting Role. Born on December 11, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico. SAGITTARIUS

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1964. Sidney Poitier. First win for a black actor in a leading role. Lilies of the Field, Actor in a Leading Role. Born on February 20, 1927 in Miami, Florida, United States of America. PISCES

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1983. Ben Kingsley. Gandhi, Actor in a Leading Role. Born on December 31, 1943 in Snainton, United Kingdom. CAPRICORN

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1983. Louis Gosset Jr. An Officer and a Gentleman, Actor in a Supporting Role. Born on May 27, 1936 in New York, New York, United States of America. GEMINI

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1985. Haing S. Ngor. The Killing Fields, Actor in a Supporting RoleBorn on March 22, 1940 in Samrong Yong, Cambodia. ARIES

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1985. F. Murray Abraham. Amadeus, Actor in a Leading Role. Born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America. SCORPIO

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1990. Denzel Washington. Glory, Actor in a Supporting Role. Born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America. CAPRICORN

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1991. Whoopi Goldberg. Ghost, Actress in a Supporting Role. Born on November 13, 1955 in Chelsea, New York, United States of America. SCORPIO

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1997. Cuba Gooding Jr. Jerry Maguire, Actor in a Supporting Role. Born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States of America. CAPRICORN

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2001. Benicio del Toro. Traffic, Actor in a Supporting Role. Born on February 19, 1967 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. AQUARIUS

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2002. Denzel Washington. Training Day, Actor in a Leading Role. Born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America. CAPRICORN

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2002. Halle Berry. Monster’s Ball, Actress in a Leading Role. Born on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. LEO

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2005. Jamie Foxx. RayActor in a Leading Role. Born on December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas, United States of America. SAGITTARIUS

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2005. Morgan Freeman. Million Dollar Baby, Actor in a Supporting Role. Born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America. GEMINI

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2007. Forest Whitaker. The King of Scotland, Actor in a Leading Role. Born on July 15, 1961 in Longview, Texas, United States of America. CANCER

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2007. Jennifer Hudson. Dreamgirls, Actress in a Supporting Role. Born on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. VIRGO

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2010. Mo’Nique. Precious, Actress in a Supporting Role. Born on December 11, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. SAGITTARIUS

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2012. Olivia Spencer. The Help, Actress in a Supporting Role. Born on May 25, 1970 in Montgomery, Alabama. GEMINI

2014. Lupita Nyong’o. 12 Years a Slave, Actress in a Supporting Role. Born on March 1, 1983 in Mexico City, Mexico. PISCES

From a total of 22 winners, there’s a tie for the Sun sign with the most awards: 4 are Capricorn and 4 are Gemini. All 4 Capricorns are men. For the Sun sign with the most women, there’s a tie between Gemini, Sagittarius, and Pisces with 2 each. There are no Libras amongst the award winners.

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