awards & nominations

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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),...

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
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

Sidney Poitier in the news

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Happy Birthday, Sidney Poitier!
Happy Birthday, Sidney Poitier!
Their Best Role: Sidney Poitier in 'In the Heat of the Night'
Their Best Role: Sidney Poitier in 'In the Heat of the Night'
Cinematical Movie Club: Stir Crazy
Cinematical Movie Club: Stir Crazy
Movies That Could Save The World
Movies That Could Save The World
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