The 4th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Honors was not only lit, but full of surprises. HipHollywood was inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the star-studded award ceremony Sunday night and was shocked along with the everyone else when Hollywood mega-star Leonardo DiCaprio took the stage.
The Academy Award winner was on hand to present his good pal Jamie Foxx with the prestigious “Excellence in the Arts” Award. Foxx was equally surprised to see his Django Unchained co-star and even began tearing up during his presentation.
Afterward he took the mic, and in true Foxx fashion, cracked jokes about how the Titanic star had the audience shook. He also spoke about their friendship, how they partied together over the years and how much of a hip hop fan DiCaprio is.
“I’m just going to be honest — we’ve partied in some situations where no cell phones were allowed and I watched him rap ‘Scenario,’ ” Foxx said of the A Tribe Called Quest hit. The Ray star then proceeded to launch into rapping the beginning of the song as he encouraged DiCaprio to sing along.
After DiCaprio shook his head and laughed, Foxx continued, “But I love you man. You are my friend. You are my colleague and this means the world.”
Additional honorees from the night, hosted by Deon Cole, included Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr. with the Hollywood Legacy Award presented by CCH Pounder; EmmyⓇ Award winning producer, writer, and actress, Lena Waithe with the prestigious Industry Renaissance Award presented by Justin Simien and Melina Matsoukas, Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo with the Rising Star Award presented by Tiffany Haddish and “The Wire” with the Classic Television Award presented by Chris Spencer. Just Mercy was also recognized as “Movie of the Year,” which was presented by ABFF General Manager, Nicole Friday and special guest Morgan Freeman. Take a look at more pics below.
Popular on Hip Hollywood
Exclusive: ‘Married To Medicine L.A.’ Star Unsure About Returning For Season 3
Fans of Married To Medicine Los Angeles may have fallen in love with Dr. Kendra Segura, but the love affair...
George Lopez Reacts To D.L. Hughley’s Coronavirus Diagnosis, Talks Stand-Up Special
D.L. Hughley’s good pal George Lopez is giving an update on his condition after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Lopez said...
Exclusive: The Real Reason Why Zonnique Is Ready To F**K The Club Up!!
Zonnique has been focused on stepping out of the shadows and into the spotlight. And although you may have heard...
Spoiler Alert! Issa Rae Reveals ‘Insecure’ Beef With Molly May Never End
Sorry folks! The battle between Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) on Insecure may be going down for a...
- CELEBRITY1 day ago
Rickey Smiley Gives Update On Daughter’s Condition After Being Shot Three-Times
- NEWS2 days ago
Tiffany Haddish’s Haircut Leaves Social Media Shook!
- NEWS4 days ago
Stop Calling Us ‘Strong Black Women’ — Taraji P. Henson Speaks Out On “Dehumanizing” Statement
- NEWS3 days ago
Has Pusha T Reignited His Drake Beef … And Why Is Young Thug In The Mix?