1957, Miyoshi Umeki
Best Supporting Actress Miyoshi Umeki won for her role in “Sayonara” as Japanese war bride Katsumi. She was the first (and so far only) Asian Actress to win an Academy Award. Like Eva Marie Saint and Mercedes McCambridge, it was her sole nomination and win in her debut film. Afterwards she went on to star on Broadway in “Flower Drum Song,” where she was nominated for a Tony. When it was adapted for film, she also starred in it and was nominated for a Golden Globe award. She went on to appear in only three more films before retiring from acting in 1972.