Hot Pic Of The Day: HBO’s Insecure Reunites To Celebrate Oscar-Nominated Film, “My Nephew Emmett”
Grey Goose martini pairing dinner this past weekend at Hearth and Hound in Los Angeles celebrating Oscar-Nominee Kevin Wilson with HBO Insecure stars Jay Ellis, Issa Rae, and Yvonne Orji along with Black Panther actress, Sydelle Noel. The a-list crowd gathered to toast Wilson’s short film, “My Nephew Emmett,” nominated for the category “Best Live Action Short Film” at this year’s Academy Awards.
Ellis first met Wilson at the Sundance Film Festival last month and was immediately inspired by the filmmaker’s story. Wilson, a current graduate student at NYU, never thought his class assignment would make it all the way to the Academy Awards — all before graduating with his Master of Fine Arts degree. The pair became fast friends and Ellis planned a dinner with his friends to bring more awareness to Wilson and his film.
Ellis welcomed each of the guests upon their arrival to the dinner, taking time to catch up with everyone during the industry’s busy awards season. When Sydelle arrived, he had a special welcome for her and they greeted each other with the Black Panther Wakanda salute. Throughout the evening, the stars sipped Grey Goose cocktails including the Martini, Espresso Martini, and Le Fizz during the immersive food and cocktail pairing experience.