The 29 black artists who have won Oscars (29 images)

Filmmaker Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith have vowed to boycott this year's Academy Awards after black actors and filmmakers were snubbed in nominations. In the Oscars' 88-year history, 29 black artists have won.

Sidney Poitier -- 1963
Sidney Poitier, seen in a 2007 file photo, became the first African-American male to win an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Homer Smith in 1963's "Lilies of the Field." Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI | License Photo
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