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