Oscar Records: Latin American, Black, Children

First Latin American director to win Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón from Mexico won for Gravity in 2014

First Latin American actress to be nominated for Best Actress
Fernanda Montenegro from Brazil was nominated for Best Actress for Central Station (1998)

First Latin American actor to win Best Actor
José Ferrer from Puerto Rico won for Cyrano de Bergerac in 1950

First Muslim actor to win in an acting category
Mahershala Ali for Moonlight in 2016

First child actor to receive nomination

Jackie Cooper, age 9, nominated for Best Actor for Skippy (1931)