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  1. First Black Oscar Winner's Speech: Hattie McDaniel Thanks Academy for Its "Kindness"

    9:00 am 2/19/2015

    "I sincerely hope I shall always be a credit to my race and to the motion picture industry."Read more

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  2. Oscars: 5 Ways to Depolarize the Broadcast

    8:00 am 2/5/2015

    A politically charged environment filled with controversy over 'American Sniper' and charges of Academy racism over the 'Selma' snubs means only one thing: A makeover must happen — fast — for the show on Feb. 22, Hollywood's biggest night to market itself to the world.Read more

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  3. 'Django Unchained' Producer on 'Selma' Oscar Snubs: Did Voters Have "Racial Fatigue"? (Guest Column)

    8:00 am 1/21/2015

    Following a big year for '12 Years a Slave,' Reginald Hudlin ponders the bigger diversity issue for Hollywood: "Why is our business so behind the rest of the country?"Read more

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  4. From 'Matrix' to 'Sneakers,' the 5 Best Hacker Films

    11:00 am 1/16/2015

    With the extremely timely release of Michael Mann's 'Blackhat,' THR delves into the hacking film database.Read more

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  5. Watch Harry Belafonte's Emotional Acceptance Speech at the Governors Awards

    12:41 pm 11/9/2014

    Screen legend Sidney Poitier joined him on stage, eliciting a huge response from the crowdRead more

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  6. Hollywood's Big Daddies: Sidney Poitier, Ron Meyer, Irving Azoff (Photos)

    11:00 am 6/13/2013

    Director John Landis and film academy president Hawk Koch also join their children for The Hollywood Reporter's power portrait package.Read more

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  7. Father's Day: Sidney Poitier with Daughters Sydney Tamiia Poitier and Anika Poitier

    11:00 am 6/13/2013

    From being a strict father to guiding them through their acting careers, Oscar winner Sidney Poitier's daughters praise him for Father's Day. Read more

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  8. Father's Day: With John Landis, Ron Meyer and Sidney Poitier

    11:00 am 6/13/2013

    John Landis, Sidney Poitier and Ron Meyer dish on their favorite gifts and how they plan to spend time with their families for their Father's Day. Read more

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  9. Sidney Poitier's Daughters Praise (and Embarrass) Their Father (Exclusive Video)

    11:00 am 6/13/2013

    With Father's Day approaching, the Oscar winner and his daughters sat down with THR to talk about life in the spotlight, his hope they wouldn't pursue acting -- and how they used to dress him up in pink barrettes and lipstick.Read more

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