• Sidney  Poitier

    Sidney Poitier

    Born on February 20th, 1927

    From Miami, Florida

Filmography

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Awards & Nominations

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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Won
Fellowship
Won
Honorary Award
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
Won
Life Achievement Award
Golden Globe (1992)
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
Golden Globe (1982)
Won
Cecille B. DeMille Award
Golden Globe (1971)
Won
Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites)
Golden Globe (1970)
Won
Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites)
Golden Globe (1969)
Won
Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites)
Mandela and de Klerk 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. During the years of his incarceration at Robben Island, Mandela rises to become the symbolic leader of black South Africa. Meanwhile, Mandela's one-time ideological foil, South Africa's white president, F.W. de Klerk (Michael Caine), puts into place reforms that bring an end to his country's decades-old policy of racial segregation: apartheid.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor for a Miniseries or Special
In the Heat of the Night 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), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)
Nominated
Foreign Actor
Golden Globe (1968)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama