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The first African American man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor was Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field in 1964.

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Best Actor in a Supporting Role ... Emil Foley, Won, First African-American actor to win Best Supporting Actor.

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Feb 26, 2017 ... Moonlight became the first LGBTQ film to win an Oscar for best picture, sending a ... Ridley became the second African-American to win in the Best Adapted ... The honor made him the first Black actor to win for a musical.

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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 ...

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Take a look back at the black actors and actresses who have won an Oscar at the historically white ceremony, against all odds.

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Feb 27, 2016 ... The first African-American to win the best supporting actor Oscar took home the award for his role as Gunnery Sgt Emil Foley in An Officer and a ...

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Mar 1, 2017 ... He is the first black male to win the best supporting actor award for his ... the youngest African-American male actor to win an Academy Award.

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Feb 26, 2016 ... And at the height of the #OscarsSoWhite backlash, we provided a list of upcoming 2016 ... 1963: Sidney Poitier, Lilies of the Field (Best Actor).

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After becoming the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor , Sidney Poitier's role in the Civil Rights Movement became more visible.

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Today's clue from the New York Times crossword puzzle is : First African- American to win a Best Actor Oscar First let's look and see if we can find any hints in the ...