📸 | My Trip to Los Angeles, Day 7

OK, kids, we’ve reached the all-star grand finale of my trip to La La Land. If you need to catch up, just click these links.

Initially, I was going to post about Days 7 and 8, but then I realized that nothing of note really took place on the eighth day. It was basically the day I traveled back to NYC, and I didn’t take many photos of that, so all that’s left to share are my adventures on the seventh day. Let’s get into it!

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🎬 | “Get Out” is Going To Win the Best Picture Oscar in 2018

That’s right. You read the post title. You already know what it is. But since I bears repeating, I shall repeat it:

Get Out is going to win Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, in the year of our Lord 2018.

You don’t believe me? That’s fine. You don’t have to believe me. Yet the signifiers are there, if you are able to see them. I can surely see them. But that is because I am gifted. I’ve always had a sort of extraordinary prescience when it comes to these types of things. In fact, let’s take a look at a couple of things, shall we?

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​ 👓 | You Gotta Have Vision

“Make your vision so clear that your fears become irrelevant.” —James Goll

Earlier this year, I took time out to make a vision board. Yes, that’s right, a vision board.

For the one or two of you who have no idea what this is, a vision board is one upon which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, or do, or have in your life.

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#OscarsBlackAF: My Thoughts on the 2017 Oscar Nominations

The 2017 Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, and I was too lazy to post my thoughts on them at the time. But I’m ready to do so now. Leggo.

First, this year’s crop of nominees is clearly the most diverse Oscar has ever seen. For the first time in history, people of color have been nominated in every acting category in a single awards year. Also, Moonlight‘s Barry Jenkins scored nominations for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture — a trifecta never before achieved by a Black filmmaker.

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