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  2. List of black Academy Award winners and nominees - Wikipedia › wiki › List_of_black_Academy

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  4. Meet the First Black Actor to Win an Oscar Sidney Poitier was an actor, film director, writer and American diplomat. Most notably, he was the first African American actor (not actress) in history to win an Oscar — but he was nominated twice. Poitier was born in 1927 in Miami, Florida but was raised in the Bahamas.

  5. Nov 24, 2009 · Hattie McDaniel becomes first African American actress to win Oscar On February 29, 1940, Gone with the Wind is honored with eight Oscars by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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    Feb 27, 2016 · Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win an Oscar with his best actor award for Lilies of the Field. Poitier beat out Albert Finney (Tom Jones), Richard Harris (This Sporting Life), Rex...

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    Besides the 14 Black actors who have won Academy Awards (some nominated more than once), the following Black performers have been nominated as actors. 1948 Ethel Waters for Pinky 1954 Dorothy Dandridge for Carmen Jones 1958 Sidney Poitier for The Defiant Ones

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    Feb 24, 2019 · McDaniel was the first African-American to win an Oscar, and the first Black actress to win Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). Back then Best Supporting...

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    • Hattie McDaniel. “Gone with the Wind” (1939) McDaniel’s win for playing to strong-willed house slave in this Oscar-winning epic was the first ever for an African-American performer.
    • Sidney Poitier. “Lilies of the Field” (1963) Poitier plays Homer Smith, a gentle handyman who assists a group of German nuns with building a chapel. Poitier was the first black actor to win an Oscar in this category, and only the second to win in any competitive Oscar race.
    • Louis Gossett Jr. “An Officer and a Gentleman” (1982) Gossett was only the third black performer in history to win an Oscar, and the first to win in this category, earning his trophy for his role as a brutal drill sergeant.
    • Denzel Washington. “Glory” (1989) Washington won his first Oscar for his role as a former slave who reluctantly fights for the Union Army in this Civil War-era drama.
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