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Leonardo DiCaprio presents Jamie Foxx the American Black Film Festival Excellence in the Arts Award

Leonardo DiCaprio reunited with his Django Unchained co-star Jamie Foxx to award him a prestigious prize on Sunday evening.

DiCaprio, 45, presented Foxx, 52, Sunday evening with the Excellence in the Arts Award of the American Black Film Festival.

His new film Just Mercy also ran away with the Movie Of the Year award and defeated Black and Blue, Dolemite Is My Name, Harriet, Queen & Slim, The Last Black Man in San Francisco and Us.

Leo: Leonardo DiCaprio reunited with his Django Unchained co-star Jamie Foxx to award him a prestigious prize on Sunday evening

Leo: Leonardo DiCaprio reunited with his Django Unchained co-star Jamie Foxx to award him a prestigious prize on Sunday evening

Award: DiCaprio, 45, presented Foxx, 52, on Sunday evening with the Excellence in the Arts Award from the American Black Film Festival

Award: DiCaprio, 45, presented Foxx, 52, on Sunday evening with the Excellence in the Arts Award from the American Black Film Festival

Award: DiCaprio, 45, presented Foxx, 52, on Sunday evening with the Excellence in the Arts Award from the American Black Film Festival

DiCaprio rocked a black on black suit without a tie, and the top two buttons of his black shirt unbuttoned as he entered the stage.

Foxx opted for a classic black tuxedo with a bow when he accepted the prize at the ceremony that was held Sunday night at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Foxx also brought the house down with an exciting speech when he accepted his prize.

Leo's look: DiCaprio rocked a black on black suit without a tie and the top two buttons of his black shirt unbuttoned when he entered the stage

Leo's look: DiCaprio rocked a black on black suit without a tie and the top two buttons of his black shirt unbuttoned when he entered the stage

Leo’s look: DiCaprio rocked a black on black suit without a tie and the top two buttons of his black shirt unbuttoned when he entered the stage

Winner of the prize: Foxx opted for a classic black tuxedo with a bow when he accepted the prize during the ceremony, which was held Sunday evening at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Winner of the prize: Foxx opted for a classic black tuxedo with a bow when he accepted the prize during the ceremony, which was held Sunday evening at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Winner of the prize: Foxx opted for a classic black tuxedo with a bow when he accepted the prize during the ceremony, which was held Sunday evening at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Speech: Foxx also brought the house down with a smashing speech when he accepted his prize

Speech: Foxx also brought the house down with a smashing speech when he accepted his prize

Speech: Foxx also brought the house down with a smashing speech when he accepted his prize

Foxx said the entertainment industry “always needs black people” because they “tell you what it really is,” he applauded.

“You can’t escape your talent, that’s why it’s so important to get this prize,” Foxx added. “People always talk about the Oscar, we have to stop thinking about the Oscar and celebrate our own thing, our own blackness.”

Foxx admitted that he had an Oscar, which he won for his performance as Ray Charles in Ray, which made the audience laugh and added: “I was nominated twice in the same year, but I still stop talking about it!”

Black people: Foxx said the entertainment industry “always needs black people” because they “tell you what it really is,” he said applause

He then began releasing some of his characters from films such as Any Given Sunday, Ali and more, and added, “I give you characters, and that’s always what I wanted to do.”

Other awards at the American Black Film Festival Awards on Sunday evening were Harriet star Cynthia Erivo with the Rising Star Award.

Louis Gossett Jr. also received the Hollywood Legacy Award, while Lena Waithe received the Industry Resistance Award.

Character: He then began to release some of his characters from films such as Any Given Sunday, Ali and more, and added, “I give you characters, and that’s always what I wanted to do.”

Honorees: Other honorees at the American Black Film Festival Awards on Sunday evening include Harriet star Cynthia Erivo with the Rising Star Award

Honorees: Other honorees at the American Black Film Festival Awards on Sunday evening include Harriet star Cynthia Erivo with the Rising Star Award

Honorees: Other honorees at the American Black Film Festival Awards on Sunday evening include Harriet star Cynthia Erivo with the Rising Star Award

Foxx will then lend his voice to Pixar’s new animated film Soul, which will go to the cinema on 19 June.

He also plays a leading role and makes his debut about writing and directing at All-Star Weekend, which has no release date yet.

DiCaprio comes from the acclaimed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and is attached to the star in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

Coming soon: Foxx will then lend its voice to Pixar's new animated film Soul, which is scheduled to go to the cinema on June 19

Coming soon: Foxx will then lend its voice to Pixar's new animated film Soul, which is scheduled to go to the cinema on June 19

Coming soon: Foxx will then lend its voice to Pixar’s new animated film Soul, which will go to the cinema on June 19

New director: he also plays a leading role and makes his debut about writing and directing at All-Star Weekend, which has no release date yet

New director: he also plays a leading role and makes his debut about writing and directing at All-Star Weekend, which has no release date yet

New director: he also plays a leading role and makes his debut about writing and directing at All-Star Weekend, which has no release date yet

Leo's Next: DiCaprio comes from the critically acclaimed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and is attached to star in Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon alongside

Leo's next: DiCaprio comes from the acclaimed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and is attached to the star in Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon alongside

Leo’s next: DiCaprio comes from the acclaimed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and is attached to the star in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon alongside

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