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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2002 Winner
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 Winner
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 for Training Day (2001), 38 years later. By a strange coincidence, Washington won the Best Actor award on the same night when Poitier received an Honorary Oscar.

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

Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best ... More

Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.


Golden Globes, USA

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

Primetime Emmy Awards

1997 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
For playing: "Nelson Mandela".
1991 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Separate But Equal (1991)
For playing "Thurgood Marshall".

BAFTA Awards

2016 Winner
Academy Fellowship
BAFTA Film
1968 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
1967 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
A Patch of Blue (1965)
1965 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
Lilies of the Field (1963)
USA.
1962 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
USA.
1959 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
The Defiant Ones (1958)
USA.
1958 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
Edge of the City (1957)
USA.

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

2016 Winner
Icon Award

American Film Institute, USA

1992 Winner
Life Achievement Award

BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards

2006 Winner
Britannia Award
Lifetime Contributions to International Film

Berlin International Film Festival

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

Black Reel Awards

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

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

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

CableACE Awards

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

CinEuphoria Awards

2012 Winner
CinEuphoria
Career - Honorary Award

Film Society of Lincoln Center

2011 Winner
Gala Tribute

Fotogramas de Plata

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

Gold Derby Awards

2011 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Life Achievement (Performer)
2010 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Life Achievement (Performer)
2008 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Life Achievement (Performer)
2007 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Life Achievement (Performer)

Golden Apple Awards

1967 Winner
Golden Apple
Male Star of the Year

Grammy Awards

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

Image Awards

2001 Winner
Hall of Fame
2000 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic Special
The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
1998 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)
1996 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series
Children of the Dust (1995)
1995 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Sneakers (1992)
1988 Nominee
Image Award
Best Actor - Motion Picture
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Shoot to Kill (1988)
1976 Winner
Image Award
Best Director
Let's Do It Again (1975)
1974 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
A Warm December (1973)
1971 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
The Organization (1971)

Laurel Awards

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

National Board of Review, USA

1994 Winner
Career Achievement Award

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1963 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Lilies of the Field (1963)

Online Film & Television Association

2009 Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Acting

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1968 Winner
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 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

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

Society of Camera Operators

2001 Winner
Governors' Award

Walk of Fame

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

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