Sidney Poitier became the first Black man to win a Best Actor Oscar.
That achievement happened on April 13, 1964.
He also became the first Bahamian man to win the award as well.
It is a moment that has forever made history.
He won the Oscar for his film “Lilies of the Field.”
He gave a very short speech, thanking those who supported him.
In 2002, he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award.
gave a short speech to introduce him.
Sidney Poitier gave a much longer speech this time, but still took the time to thank those who supported him.