celebs! hugging! greg!



Take the feed! Subscribe

Get GIH news via Twitter

Follow Greg: Twitter Facebook

Greg on Flickr:

Dustin Lance Black’s loving words to Colman Domingo, a best actor Oscar nominee for “Rustin”

Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the screenplay for Rustin, posted this to best actor nominee Colman Domingo on social media after today’s Oscar nominations were announced:

Heartfelt congratulations to Academy Award Nominee @kingofbingo!! For many a reason I wasn’t able to say much as RUSTIN met the world, but now, here are a few loving words. Bringing this story to screen was quite the solitary journey for more than a decade. Believers would come and go. Come and go. And the heartbreaks were plentiful and cut deep. BUT, one of the brightest moments in that decade came when @tomdaley and I spotted Colman and his husband walking into a CB2 in Weho. We ran after them, introduced ourselves, and I said to Colman that I knew in my heart he had to bring Rustin to screen. There was no hesitation from Colman. He was in and never lost his fire for the man and the story. Years later, when it seemed the production itself might lose its way, it was Colman who showed the courage to keep things true. I love this man. I genuinely could not be happier today. For Colman. And for the memory of Bayard Rustin and the brave work he did to bring people of all kinds together in the (ongoing) struggle and fight for equality and justice for all.



(All comments are reviewed before being published, and I review submissions several times per day.)

Leave a Reply