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Sidney Poitier awards: Here are all awards and honors won by Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier

African American actor Sidney Poitier is regarded as one of the greatest actors of the black race and throughout America for his appearances on the stage and screen.

Quick Sidney Poitier Facts:

Real name/Full name Sidney L. Poitier KBE
Date of Birth February 20, 1927
Birthplace Miami, Florida
Nationality American
Parents Reginald Poitier (father), and Evelyn (Outten) Poitier (mother)
Siblings Cyril Poitier
Spouse Joanna Shimkus (January 23, 1976-present); Juanita Marie Hardy (April 29, 1950 to July 9, 1965, divorced)
Children/Kids 7 (Sydney and Anika; with Juanita Marie Hardy: Gina, Sherri, Pamela and Beverly)
Number of Awards 9
Honors Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009), Kennedy Center Honors (1995), AFI Life Achievement Award (1992), Honorary Knighthood (1974)


In 1963, he became the first Black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field.

Among his numerous awards and honors include a Grammy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Film Award, and Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He won 9 film and music awards before his passing on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Sidney Poitier awards: Here are all awards and honors won by Sidney Poitier

Year Movie/Music Award Category
1963 Lilies of the Field Academy Awards Best Actor
2001 *** Academy Awards Honorary Academy Award
1959 The Defiant Ones British Academy Film Awards Best Foreign Actor
2016 *** British Academy Film Awards BAFTA Fellowship
1963 Lilies of the Field Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1969 World Film Favorite Golden Globe Awards Henrietta Award
1981 *** Golden Globe Awards Cecil B. DeMille Award
2001 The Measure of a Man Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album
2000 *** Screen Actors Guild Awards Life Achievement Award
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