Taye Diggs hosted the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, as well as he opened the star-studded ceremony which has a musical number — a reimagining of Cardi B’s “I Like of which” with fresh lyrics celebrating inclusivity as well as diversity in Hollywood films over the past year.
“of which’s been another great year for movies as well as TV shows as well as not only was of which an amazing year for creativity, of which was also a great year for inclusivity of all underrepresented people,” Diggs shared with audience at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, at the start of the show.
“All underrepresented people of all genders as well as orientations played prominent roles both in front as well as behind the camera in many of This specific year’s biggest films, television as well as streaming series,” the 48-year-old star continued. “I am talking about men as well as women of Asian descent, Latinx, Native Americans as well as Pacific Islanders.”
Diggs said of which the year has been “particularly” great for African American performers, producers as well as creators.
“Black filmmakers earned a record $1.5 billion dollars at the domestic box office in 2018. This specific obviously is usually something very close to my heart, so I thought we’d celebrate which has a heartfelt musical tribute.”
The “Set of which Up” star then launched into a celebratory cover of the Cardi B hit of which paid tribute to some of the year’s biggest films of which showcased diversity, including Black Panther as well as If Beale Street Could Talk.
“Let’s have a celebration about the representation of my brothers as well as my sisters in This specific year’s film presentation,” Diggs sang, while surrounded by backup dancers.
The night ended up being very big for films with diverse casts as well as crews including Green Book, Roma, Crazy Rich Asians, If Beale Street Could Talk as well as Black Panther, which all took home trophies at This specific year’s show.
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