Viola Davis for Best Actress in a supporting role for her performance alongside Denzel Washington in Fences in 2017.
Lupita Nyong'o for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in 12 years of a slave in 2014.
Charlize Theron for Best Actress at the 76th Academy Awards for portraying damaged prostitute and drifter, Aileen Wuornos in Monster.
Jamie Foxx for Best Actor in Leading Role for his serious performance in film biography of musical genius Ray Charles in 2005.
Halle Berry for Best Actress for Monster's Ball at 74th Academy Awards in 2002. She was first black woman to win an Oscar in that category.
Forest Whitaker won Best Actor for Ugandan ruler, Idi Amin role in The Last King of Scotland in 2007.
Historical drama, 12 Years of Slave won best picture at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014, the first best-picture winner directed by a black filmmaker.