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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 ...


Mar 12, 2017 ... Done with First African-American to win a Best Actor Oscar? Go back and see the other crossword clues for New York Times March 12 2017.


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.


African-American Women Who Have Won Or Been Nominated For Academy Awards ... In 1954, Dandridge was the first black woman to receive a Best Actress  ...


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.