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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.


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


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.


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 ...


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


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 ...


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).


Feb 27, 2017 ... I'm an actor who happens to be African American. ... Halle Berry became the first black performers to win both of the Academy's lead acting ... second black winner , sharing the Best Documentary Oscar with Caroline Waterlow.


Hattie McDaniel was not only the first black actress to win an Academy Award, she was also the ... Hattie McDaniel was not only the first black actress to win an Academy Award, she was also the first African American to be nominated. ... with Sidney Poitier winning Best Actor in 1963 followed by Denzel Washington in 2001.


Mar 24, 2002 ... On the same night, Black actor Denzel Washington won for Best ... making him the second African-American to win such an award from the ...