The first African American to win a Golden Globe Award was Sidney Poitier. He won it in 1964 for his performance in 'Lilies of the Field.'
The first African-American to be nomited for an Academy Award, (who also was the first to win one,) was Hattie McDaniel, who played as "Mammy", in the Movie "Gone With the Wind".
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The first African American was Jakkie Robinson and he was awsome.
James Baskett was the first African-American man to receive an academy award. He was given an Honorary Academy Award for his portrayal of Uncle Remus in Song of the South(1946)Sidney Poitier was the first African American man to win an academy award. He was nominated for the Best Actor award, and he won for his role in Lilies of the Field(1963).Louis Gossett, Jr. was the first African-American to win the Best Supporting Actor award. He won for his role in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982).