As of Sunday night (April 25), Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs has as many Oscars as Brad Pitt. The Revolt Media chairman was in a celebratory mood after the 93rd Academy Awards when the film he executive produced, Two Distant Strangers, won the Oscar for best live-action short.
“I’m incredibly blessed to WIN MY SECOND OSCAR as a producer for UNDEFEATED and…. @TwoDistantFilm !!” tweeted Diddy alongside a video of him and his team watching actor Riz Ahmed make the Oscar announcement on a big screen in a studio together. “Words can’t describe how I feel right now winning alongside my brothers @JoeyBadass @VanLathan @Travon @iJesseWilliams @KDTrey5 #TwoDistantStrangers #Oscars.” Back in 2012, Combs won his first Oscar for executive producing the football documentary Undefeated.
In the clip, Diddy whoops and jumps around at the good news about the film directed by Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe and starring rapper Badass in a Groundhog Day-style story about a young Black man who is killed by a police office and wakes up every day to re-live his trauma. In a backstage video, Free held up his phone to the camera, on which Diddy was congratulating him and partying. “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby,” Free said along to Diddy’s energetic shouts of “I’m so proud of you!”
Watch the celebration below.