The first African American man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor was Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field in 1964.
Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award. This
list of black Academy Award winners and nominees is current as of the 88th
Academy ... 1963, Lilies of the Field, Homer S...
Feb 27, 2016 ... The first black person to win an Oscar, Hattie McDaniel, had to accept her 1940
best supporting actress trophy in a segregated hotel. Gone With ...
As the 2016 Academy Awards comes under fire for its lack of diversity, take a look
back at the black actors and actresses who have won an Oscar at the ...
Feb 26, 2016 ... Although the reality of the situation is infuriating, the #OscarsSoWhite controversy
does have a silver lining: The reactions have been top-notch.
Feb 23, 2015 ... From Hattie McDaniel (the first Black person to ever win) to Denzel Washington (
the only Black actor to have two Oscars), here's a look at ...
Jan 22, 2016 ... During this time of controversy, here's a video highlighting the men and women
who have found success at the Oscars. ... Crackle 'Snatch' Reboot Gets First
Trailer, March Premiere .... difficult system, ScreenCrush put together this video,
compiling every single black winner in 87 years of Academy Awards.
On this day in 1964, Sydney Poitier becomes the first African American to win the
Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role as a construction worker who helps ...
Sidney Poitier has become the first black person to win the best actor Oscar.
Jan 26, 2016 ... Watch: Here's A Video of Every Black Actor Who Has Won an Oscar (It's ... The
first African American male to win an Oscar was James Baskett ...