Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:13:43 GMT | By Tom Phillips
Sidney Poitier: a life in pictures

2002 - Honorary Oscar



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In 2002, following his long and career, Poitier was given the Academy Honorary Award at the Oscars, "for his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence." Fittingly given the ground that Poitier broke for black actors, that same year saw the Best Actor and Actress trophies being won by Denzel Washington and Halle Berry - the first time in Oscar history that both main acting awards had been won by black performers.

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