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84 Great Oscar Moments
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The 84th Academy Awards

MOMENT #12: They Call Him Mr. Poitier

Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win a leading acting Oscar, for "Lilies of the Field" (1963). He went on to star in some of the decade's most socially important films, including "In the Heat of the Night" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner."

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TOMORROW'S TRIVIA:

Who was the first of two Supporting Actor winners to play a version of Bob Dylan on screen?

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