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Regina King in Versace - shoes, Stuart Weitzman - jewels, Harry Winston

I was on the Leslie Jones train - she’s abstaining from voting in most categories because only ONE category has a black nominee

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And the Cynthia Erivo train - I’ve never been an Oscar nominee but I have been “the only one” in the room, and more than once

And then I heard Regina King interview that she is directing a feature called One Night In Miami and it’s about Cassius Clay and Malcolm X and another pair of iconic figures just spent talking – and to quote Amber Ruffin, I said

“WHAT??!!?”

So I figured time would be well spent bringing attention to people doing projects who deserve more attention than they’ve been getting. I’ve been watchig a documentary on the black ballerinas who performed in the 1930s - and I’ll keep saying it - the talent has always been there, their exclusion is a deliberately crafted illusion — it’s a matter of people doing brilliant work getting the recognition (with all that means) that they deserve.

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Fashions this evening will be from both Oscars and last night’s Independent Spirit Awards.

#IFYouDontKnowYouBetterAskSomebody

#RepresentationMatters

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Zazie Beetz (Tom Ford)

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Vanessa Nadal and Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Janelle Monae

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Bong Joon-Ho


INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

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Lupita Nyongo

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Zazie Beetz

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Noemie Harris

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Kerry Washington

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Barry Jenkins & Lulu Wang

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Phillip Youmans

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JLo

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