"Lawrence of Arabia" is a 1962 British drama based on the life of T.E. Lawrence, a British diplomat and army officer known for his role in the Arab Revolt during World War I. In 1963, the film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. But the history-making moment came for Egyptian Omar Sharif (pictured here in a scene from the film), whose bid for Actor in a Supporting Role made him the first African actor to be nominated in any Oscar category. Click through the gallery for more memorable moments from African films and filmmakers at the Academy Awards.