By Jack Barnes
Rémy Martin presented Common’s a Toast To The Arts at Ysabel restaurant in Los Angeles. Celebrities in attendance included Mary J Blige, Tiffany Haddish, Gabrielle Union, Daniel Kaluuya, Kitty Cash, Amanda Seales, Bevy Smith, Angie Martinez, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Cidra Smith, Elaine Welteroth and more. For the event’s 4th year and to celebrate the 2018 Award season, the event honored Charles D. King, Dee Rees, Mary J Blige for MUDBOUND and Mr. Charles Burnett, 2017 Academy Honorary Award recipient. To open the event, singer Audra Day led the evening in a touching prayer to bring everyone together. As guests enjoyed dinner and special Oscar themed cocktails by Rémy Martin Cognac, Common made a toast congrulating the black filmakers, producers, and actors at this years Oscar’s Awards show. After dinner, Tiffany Haddish two-stepped the night away catching a quick dance with Mary J. Blige. Gabrielle Union came later in the evening and had a 10 minute conversation with Common gushing about his work.
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Rémy Martin // Jerrit Clark
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