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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2002 Won
Honorary Award

For his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the ... More

For his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence. (Oscar statuette)

1964 Won
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Lilies of the Field (1963)

Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Best Actor Oscar and the only one until... More

Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Best Actor Oscar and the only one until 'Denzel Washington (I)' for Training Day (2001), 38 years later. By a strange coincidence, Denzel won the Best Actor award, the same night, when Sidney received an Honorary Oscar.

1959 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Defiant Ones (1958)

Golden Globes, USA

1992 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Separate But Equal (1991)
1982 Won
Cecil B. DeMille Award
1971 Nominated
Henrietta Award
World Film Favorite - Male
1970 Nominated
Henrietta Award
World Film Favorite - Male
1969 Won
Henrietta Award
World Film Favorite - Male
1968 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
1966 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
A Patch of Blue (1965)
1964 Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
Lilies of the Field (1963)
1962 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
1960 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy
Porgy and Bess (1959)
1959 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
The Defiant Ones (1958)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1997 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
1991 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Separate But Equal (1991)

BAFTA Awards

1968 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
1967 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
A Patch of Blue (1965)
1965 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
Lilies of the Field (1963)
USA.
1962 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
USA.
1959 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
The Defiant Ones (1958)
USA.
1958 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
Edge of the City (1957)
USA.

American Film Institute, USA

1992 Won
Life Achievement Award

BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards

2006 Won
Britannia Award
Lifetime Contributions to International Film

Berlin International Film Festival

1963 Won
Silver Berlin Bear
Best Actor
Lilies of the Field (1963)
1958 Won
Silver Berlin Bear
Best Actor
The Defiant Ones (1958)

Black Reel Awards

2000 Nominated
Black Reel
Network/Cable - Best Actor
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

1998 Nominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Award
Favorite Supporting Actor - Suspense
The Jackal (1997)

CableACE Awards

1997 Nominated
CableACE
Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

CinEuphoria Awards

2012 Won
CinEuphoria
Career - Honorary Award

Film Society of Lincoln Center

2011 Won
Gala Tribute

Fotogramas de Plata

1969 Won
Fotogramas de Plata
Best Foreign Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Golden Apple Awards

1967 Won
Golden Apple
Male Star of the Year

Grammy Awards

2001 Won
Grammy
Best Spoken Word Album
For "The Measure of a Man"

Image Awards

2001 Won
Hall of Fame
2000 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic Special
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
1998 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
1996 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series
Children of the Dust (1995)
1995 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Sneakers (1992)
1976 Won
Image Award
Best Director
Let's Do It Again (1975)

Laurel Awards

1970 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Male Star
7th place.
1968 2nd place
Golden Laurel
Male Star
Male Dramatic Performance
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
1967 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Action Performance
Duel at Diablo (1966)
4th place.
1966 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Dramatic Performance, Male
A Patch of Blue (1965)
5th place.
1964 3rd place
Golden Laurel
Top Male Dramatic Performance
Lilies of the Field (1963)
1959 3rd place
Golden Laurel
Top Male New Personality
Top Male Dramatic Performance
The Defiant Ones (1958)

National Board of Review, USA

1994 Won
Career Achievement Award

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1963 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Lilies of the Field (1963)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1968 Won
Prize San Sebastián
Best Actor
For Love of Ivy (1968)
Tied with 'Claude Rich' for _Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968)_.

Satellite Awards

1998 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2000 Won
Life Achievement Award
1998 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

Society of Camera Operators

2001 Won
Governors' Award

Walk of Fame

1994 Won
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On 1 February 1994. At 7065 Hollywood Blvd.

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