Will Billy Porter’s Upcoming James Baldwin Biopic Earn Him an Oscar?

He continued, “It’s alright. Call me whatever you want, arrogant…I’ve worked hard for this. And my mantra—and I say it all the time: ‘I do not now, nor will I ever, adjudicate my life or humanity in sound bites on social media.’ I’m going to focus on the work, that’s all I can do. People have been doubting me my whole life. This ain’t nothing new. None of it is new, it’s OK.”

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