Mandela and de Klerk Movie Poster

Mandela and de Klerk

On June 12, 1964, political activist Nelson Mandela (Sidney Poitier) is sentenced to life in prison for treason against the South African state....

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
In the Heat of the Night Movie Poster

In the Heat of the Night

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger),...

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)
Nominated
Foreign Actor
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
A Patch of Blue Movie Poster

A Patch of Blue

When Selina D'Arcey (Elizabeth Hartman), a blind young white woman, befriends Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), a black office worker, their budding...

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)
Nominated
Foreign Actor
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Lilies of the Field Movie Poster

Lilies of the Field

When traveling African-American handyman Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier) stops by a farm in rural Arizona, he is welcomed by a group of Roman Catholic...

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated
Foreign Actor
Won
Actor
Won
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
A Raisin in the Sun Movie Poster

A Raisin in the Sun

This lauded drama follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in an apartment in Chicago. Following the death of their patriarch,...

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961)
Nominated
Foreign Actor
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Porgy and Bess Movie Poster

Porgy and Bess

This musical drama focuses on the poverty-stricken residents struggling to survive in the Charleston tenement of Catfish Row. The sultry Bess...

Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
The Defiant Ones Movie Poster

The Defiant Ones

In 1950s America, members of a chain gang are being transported through the South when their truck crashes. Two of the convicts, John "Joker"...

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Won
Foreign Actor
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Actor
Edge of the City Movie Poster

Edge of the City

Axel Nordmann (John Cassavetes) takes a job as a dock laborer and is continually harassed by his tyrannical supervisor, Charles Malik (Jack Warden)....

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)
Nominated
Foreign Actor
Separate but Equal TV Show Poster

Separate but Equal

NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall fights for desegregation after black children are denied a school bus in '50s South Carolina.

Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie