Who was the first black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor? July 28, 2020 by Pamela Landy Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field (1963), was the first black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor. Related Answers What was the first movie to win all five top Oscars? Who was the youngest actor or actress to win an Oscar in a standard category? Who was the most nominated actor who never won an Oscar? Who was the first actor or actress to win three Academy Awards? Who was the youngest person to win an Oscar and for what film? For what fictitious movie did Vicki Lester (Judy Garland) win the Best Actress Oscar in A Star Is Born (1954)?