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Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'

Recording artist and Oscar-winner Common hosted the fourth annual "Toast To The Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art" event, March 2, honoring the Academy Award nominations of Get Out nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Best Actor); Mudbound nominees Mary J. Blige (Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Song), director Dee Rees (Best Writing Adapted Screenplay) and producer Charles D. King; as well as legendary filmmaker Charles Burnett.

The star-studded soirée hosted some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Tiffany Haddish, Gabrielle Union, Andra Day, Ray Lewis, Dahntay Jones, Amanda Seales, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lil Rel Howery, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and more.

Check out photos from the event below!

Guests raised glasses of Remy Martin, Heineken and Red Bull-infused cocktails at West Hollywood hotspot Ysabel, during an intimate garden-set dinner under the stars. Master of ceremonies, Common, recognized a handful of Oscar-nominated 'rebels' who blazed trails for groundbreaking achievements in film, including a special toast to Mudbound director Dee Rees, who became the first black woman to be nominated in the adapted screenplay category. The Ayars Agency and MVD Inc. curated the evening. Partners for the event also included Color of Change, Shea Moisture and Planned Parenthood.

Photos Courtesy of Sansho Scott of BFA.com

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Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'
Common, Gabrielle Union

Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'
Gabrielle Union

Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'
Amanda Seales, Tiffany Haddish

Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'
Daniel Kaluuya, Dee Rees, Charles Burnett, Mary J. Blige, Common, Charles King

Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'
Tarana Burke, Common, Bevy Smith

Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'
Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, Daniel Kaluuya

Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'
Common, Andra Day

Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'
Common, Mary J Blige

Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'
Mary J Blige

Photos: Common Hosts Fourth Annual 'Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art'
Dahntay Jones


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