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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.

List of black Academy Award winners and nominees - Wikipedia


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

Every African-American Oscar Winner Amid #OscarsSoWhite ...


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 ...

Black actors and actresses who have won Oscars


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

Black Oscar Winners Through the Years - Essence.com


Feb 23, 2015 ... 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.

Sidney Poitier wins Best Actor Oscar for Lilies of the Field - Apr 13 ...


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 ...

How Many Black Actors Have Won an Oscar? | POPSUGAR ...


4 days ago ... 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.

Sidney Poitier - Winning an Oscar - Biography.com


Jan 5, 2017 ... After becoming the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor , Sidney Poitier's role in the Civil Rights Movement became ...

Sidney Poitier - Awards - IMDb


Sidney Poitier on IMDb: Awards, nominations, and wins. ... Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Best Actor Oscar and the only one until .

The 29 Black Oscar Winners | Tribeca


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).