Legendary actor Sidney Poitier will receive an honorary Oscar at the 74th annual Academy Awards on March 24. Poitier is being recognized "for his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen, and for representing the motion picture industry with dignity, style and intelligence throughout the world," says Academy president Frank Pierson. "When the Academy honors Sidney Poitier, it honors itself even more." This will be Poitier's second gold statue: He won an Oscar for 1963's Lilies of the Field.
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