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 Who was the first black actor to win an oscar?

Answer The first black actor to win an Oscar was Sidney Poitier. Poitier won the Academy Award in 1964 for his portrayal of Homer Smith in "Lilies of the Field," a film based on the 1962 book of the same ... Read More »
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Who was the first black male to win an Oscar for best actor?

Sidney Poitier was the first African American to win an Academy Award for best actor. He won in 1963 for the movie "Lilies of the Field" and was nominated five years before for the movie "The Defia... Read More »
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Who was the first person to win an Oscar award for best actor?

The first Academy Award for Best Actor was given to Emil Jannings. He was recognized for his roles as General Dolgorucki in "The Last Command" and as August Schilling in "The Way of All Flesh" in t... Read More »
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Who was the first black male to win an Oscar?

According to the Biography website, in 1964 Sidney Poitier was the first black male to win an Oscar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Poitier the Oscar for best actor for his... Read More »
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Who was the first Black actress nominated for an Oscar award?

Actress Hattie McDaniel was the first African American woman to receive an Academy Award nomination. She was nominated and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1939 for her portrayal of Mam... Read More »
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