There are so many Pre-Oscar events happening in preparation for the big weekend!
One of the events that happened recently is the Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree hosted by actress Alfre Woodard.
According to Alfre Woodard she threw her first Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree six years ago, when she had grown tired of everyone assuming actresses of color were in competition with each other.
At the soiree she stated, “Every time we hear each other’s names, it felt like it was one of our reps going, ‘If that b* turns it down, then you can have it!’ I was like, wait a minute. When I hear my sisters’ names, I want to have a joyful feeling in my heart about it.”
Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, Angela Bassett, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Carmen Ejogo, Khandi Alexander, Ava DuVernay, Danai Gurira, Aisha Tyler, Nicole Beharie, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine, Jurnee Smollett and more attended the event.
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