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    Why Sidney Poitier's 'A Warm December' Is No "Chick Flick"

    Films such as "A Warm December" are sadly very few and far between; That is if they even get made at all. And that's our loss...

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    Sidney Poitier Made Oscar History Today - Black Actors And The Best Actor Academy Award

    Sidney Poitier Made Oscar History Today - Black Actors & The Best Actor Academy Award

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    The Academy Got It Wrong: Black Oscar Winners and the Roles They Should Have Won For

    In anticipation of the Academy Award ceremony this weekend, here’s a look back at the black actors who’ve taken home the Oscar, and which other roles they should have won for, if any.

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    Viola Davis, Michael B. Jordan, Sidney Poitier, Kerry Washington, and More Will Be 2014 Oscar Presenters (Full List Announced)

    Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced the complete slate of stars who will present Oscars at the ceremony. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Oscar Sunday, March 2, live on ABC

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    Rare Production Photos From 'Porgy & Bess' 1959 Film Set + Talk Of A Re-Release & Remake

    Rare Production Photos From 'Porgy & Bess' 1959 Film Set + Talk Of A Re-Release & Remake

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    'In The Heat Of The Night' Coming To Blu-Ray In January 2014

    I know there are a lot of people who absolutely love Norman Jewison’s 1967 Best Picture Oscar winning film In The Heat of the Night, but I’ve always felt that it promises more than it delivers.

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    Why Sidney Poitier's 'A Warm December' Is No "Click Flick"

    So this is how the conversation started…

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    Why & How 'The Long Ships' w/ Sidney Poitier Should Be Remade. What Old Films Would You Remake?

    I asked this question before, over two years ago, and I thought once more unto the breach (to quote Shakespeare's Henry V), and ask it again, to see what kind of responses we get from our readers this time around.

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    Sidney Poitier Made Oscar History Today… Black Actors & The Best Actor Academy Award

    Today in history, April 13th, 1964... Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Oscar for his role in Lilies Of The Field. He also holds the record for the the youngest black actor to win the Best Actor Oscar, at age 37. This would be Poitier's second nomination for...

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    Precious Moments At Oscar Ball

    Presenting honorary Oscars at a separate event, held in November, has proven to be a win-win for the Academy and the worthy recipients. It also gathers a formidable array of Hollywood A-listers in one room. Wanting to soak it all in, I didn’t shoot as many photos as I should have, I suppose, but I d...

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