The world lost another trailblazer in entertainment today (Jan. 7). Sydney Poitier became the first African American man to win an Oscar. Watch the video inside.
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It’s no secret that Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American woman to win an Oscar, broke boundaries in the industry. But it turns out her mere presence at the 1940 ceremony was a stride unto itself. According to The Hollywood Reporter: The 12th Academy Awards were held at the famed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in The Ambassador Hotel. […]