Announcing the 90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon!

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This year, we celebrated Margaret Lockwood and Olivia de Havilland’s centennials via blogathons. 100 is a wonderful age (my grandmother is almost 100), but 90 too! On Fabruary 20, 2017, the great and iconic Sidney Poitier would turn 90. We are lucky he is still with us. ❤

As I love Poitier, I thought: Why not celebrate him with a blogathon! This is why I invite you to participate in the 90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon! The event will take place from February 18 to February 20, 2016.

I must admit, I was very impatient to announce this event. As a matter of fact, this post is ready since July… I know he is loved by many, so I’m looking forward to your participation and your help to spread the word!

Huh, before you ask, I don’t want to wait 10 years to celebrate Poitier on his centennial O_o

Sidney Poitier changed the curse of film history. He was the first African-American actor to win an Oscar (while Hattie McDaniel was the first actress) and, as his friend Harry Belafonte said, he also was the first African-American actor to be given more important roles. He is a real icon of anti-racism movies and that’s because of this and his talent as an actor that he highly deserves to be celebrated.

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To participate to the 90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon, I invite you first to read the few rules:

1- Choose a topic. It can be anything related to Sidney Poitier. I allow duplicates, but no more than 2 blogs on the same film/subject. Articles must be new material.

2- I will allow a maximum of two topics per blogs. Simply to give chances to other as I don’t allow duplicates.

3- Once you’ve chosen your topic, submit it in the comment section, via Twitter at @Ginnie_SP or via my e-mail address virginie.pronovost@gmail.com.

4- Help me spread the world as I want this to be a big event: grab one of these banners to help me promote the blogathon on your blog.

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5- On the blogathon days, I will update a new post where you would submit your entries. Don’t forget that it starts on February 18, 2017, and ends on February 20, 2017

6- If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! And, most important of all: have fun!

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Here is a list of the participant blogs and their subject


I’m impatient for this to happen! 🙂 Let’s honour Sidney the best we can!

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88 thoughts on “Announcing the 90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon!

  1. Yes, PLEASE. Sidney is one of my all-time favorites, and I’m currently waiting for his autograph in the mail! I was tempted to watch something new, but I have to go with my favorite film of his, A Patch of Blue (1965). Thank you, thank you for hosting what I’m sure will be an incredible blogathon! He certainly deserves one.

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      • It was going to be “Sneakers” until I saw this one was still available. My second choice has an ensemble cast, however, and I found I don’t like focusing on just one actor in an ensemble movie. Of course, Poitier goes up against Rod Steiger and Warren Oates, no small potatoes there, but the focus is on Poitier more in this choice. I’ll find another blogathon for Sneakers, I’m sure.

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  2. Since it’s only been taken once so far, could I have Lilies of the Field? I’ve been meaning to rewatch it for a while, and I actually have it on my DVR at the moment. Thank you!

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  3. My Topic – To Sidney, with Love!!! A general analysis of his love affair with the movies!! 🙂
    But, as I mentioned on Twitter, I’ll be a 100% sure, closer to the date!! But sign me up for now.
    P.S. Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar!!

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  4. Hello! I am just finding out about this wonderful blogathon!! Can I please write about “In the Heat of the Night”? If it is already taken by 2 people, I will request to write about another Sidney Poitier film. So many great ones to choose from 🙂

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