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Oscar Sunday: Predictions and Historical Context

It’s Oscar time again, when movie lovers get together to discuss, make predictions, and debate with fervor who is deserving of the most prestigious awards in screen acting…and who is not. 610 more words

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2017 Blind Spots: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Virgil Tibbs was only waiting for a train to take him back home from Sparta, Mississippi when he found himself involved in a murder investigation. A homicide expert from Pennsylvania, he clashes with Sparta’s police chief Bill Gillespie. 468 more words

Black History Month: Sidney Poitier

Legendary filmmaker, activist and human-rights trailblazer Sidney Poitier can now add “nonagenarian” to his list of accomplishments.

The two-time Academy Award winner turned 90 on Monday, and celebrated the milestone with friends and family, including his wife, Joanna Shimkus, whom he married in 1976, as well as six daughters, Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, Gina, Anika and Sydney. 757 more words

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Oscar ~ Best Actor 1963

Anne Bancroft the Best Actress for 1962 presented the Best Actor Award: The Best Actor nominees were: Albert Finney for Tom Jones, Richard Harris for This Sporting Life, Rex Harrison for Cleopatra, Paul Newman for Hud and Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field. 116 more words

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Little Known Black History Fact: Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier celebrated his 90th birthday last Monday, February 20th, making him the oldest-living winner of the Best Actor Oscar Award. Now retired from acting, Poitier has earned a number of honors and accolades over the course of his praise-worthy career. 396 more words

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Little Known Black History Fact: Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier celebrated his 90th birthday last Monday, February 20th, making him the oldest-living winner of the Best Actor Oscar Award. Now retired from acting, Poitier has earned a number of honors and accolades over the course of his praise-worthy career. 394 more words

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