Tag Archives: Sidney Poitier

The Oscars® were no enormous shame, a few good jokes, no great shocks

I’m a big fan of Ellen DeGeneres and her understated, often brilliant humor. This was most evident when she hosted the 2001 Emmy Awards after the horrific events in New York and Washington that year. The show was postponed twice, and when it finally aired a couple of months later[...]

Shirley MacLain Receives AFI Lifetime Achievement Award

HollywoodNews.com: Last night, stage and screen legend Shirley MacLaine was lauded with the 40th annual AFI Life Achievement Award – the highest honor for a career in film. Some of Hollywood’s most revered luminaries turned out to pay tribute to one of America’s most beloved artists. The gala,[...]

Halle Berry is inspired by Sidney Poitier

HollywoodNews.com: Halle Berry is one of the most acclaimed actresses of our time, so it is no surprise that she would draw inspiration from another pivotal actor, Sidney Poitier. The Oscar-winning actress credits Poitier with providing her with a positive image of and African-American man after a troubling childhood[...]