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OSCARS 2021: Terrence J, Joey Bada$$, Travon Free, Diddy, & More Win Oscar For Netflix’s ‘Two Distant Strangers’

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Champagne bottles were popped when it was announced Two Distant Strangers won an Academy Award. Get into Terrence J’s Oscar winning celebration inside…

It’s an Oscar winning night for several executive producers, cast and crew.

Netflix’s Two Distant Strangers, which stars actor/rapper Joey Bada$$, won the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Joey Bada$$ stars as the lead star in the socially conscious film, directed by Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe. It’s about a young Black man who gets killed by a white police officer, but he wakes up every single day reliving the moment he was killed as he tries to make it out alive each time.

EMMY winner Travon Free – who wrote the film – addressed how police brutality and shootings is disproportionate to Black people.

“Today, the police will kill three people, and tomorrow, the police will kill three people, and they say after that, the police will kill three people,” he began. “Because on average, the police in America kill three people, which amounts to about a thousand people a year.

“Those people happen to disproportionately be Black people,” he continued.

He included a James Baldwin quote, saying, “The most despicable thing a person can be is indifferent to other people’s pain.” He added, “I just ask that you, please, don’t be indifferent to our pain.”

Peep his speech below:

 

On the carpet, Travon made a statement in a Dolce & Gabbana suit lined with the names of those killed by police brutality in the United States.

TV personality-turned-producer Terrence J, Hip Hop mogul Diddy, NBA star Kevin Durant, journalist Van Lathan, and award winning actor Jesse Williams serve as executive producers on the film. The turn up was MAD real after it was announced the film won the Oscar. Watch TJ’s champagne popping turn up with friends below:

The celebration didn’t end there. 

Diddy turned up with his fam to celebrate his 2nd Oscar win: 

And Van Lathan threw shade at his former employer (TMZ) after his Oscar win: 

 

 

Congrats!

Two Distant Strangers is currently streaming on Netflix after its April 9th premiere.

Photo: Terrence’s IG

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