Hollywood Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion at the 3rd Annual Griot Gala!

Once again the purple carpet was rolled out in Beverly Hills at the Ocean Prime restaurant on Sunday for the third annual Griot (Grio) Gala 2020 Oscars afterparty to celebrate diversity and inclusion, hosted by Dionne Miller and award-winning actor Michael K. Williams (12 Years a Slave, Boardwalk Empire, When They See Us).

Chika Kanamoto from The Man in the High Castle

Award winning actor Michael K. Williams with Dionne Miller, CEO/Founder of Griot Gateway Productions

Ann Marie Johnson known for In the Heat of the Night, Robot Jox and JAG

Isaac Keys and Goya Robles from Get Shorty

Michael K. Williams Love Craft Country, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Bessie.

Guests also included Chika Kanamoto, Cedric Yarbrough, Ann Marie Johnson, Alberto Zeni, MJ Rodriguez, Kevin Lyttle, Jonathan Adams, Joe Torre, Trevor Jackson, Nick Cannon, Michael Colyar, Glenn Turman, Renee Lawless, Isaac Keys, Goya Robles, many more.

The Griot Gala advocates for women and people of color in support of equality in the entertainment industry regardless of race, gender and sexual orientation. Honorees included CEO Peter Luo of Starlight Culture Entertainment Group (the company that financed Crazy Rich Asians); David Steward II, CEO of Lion Forge Animation and producer of Hair Love; and actor Vanessa Bell Calloway.

John Marshall Jones

JT Atoms

Michael K. Williams
Marco Parra

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