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Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier Present the Trailblazer Award

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 27: Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, and Cheryl Burke Boone backstage at the 2014 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 27, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Arnold Turner/PictureGroup)

Oprah Winfrey and Sidney Poitier present the Trailblazer Award to Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

Boone Isaacs is the first African American and only the third woman elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in its 86-year history.

This is one of the most exciting years in black film ever, and 2014 is a record year for African American presenters at the Oscars®. The Oscars® air this Sunday, March 2, at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET.



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