Amid a continuing conversation surrounding the #OcarsSoWhite controversy following nominations at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards, 52-year-old actor Jamie Foxx is one of the few black representatives on the awards season circuit. Next stop on the red carpet trail, the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards marked the latest location for the Django Unchained star as he was pegged for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for recent release, Just Mercy. Stepping out at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Foxx was seen rocking a slick black tux.
More recent appearances – specifically his film promotion tour – has seen Foxx favour a crisp navy, maroon or grey suit finished with a snug turtleneck but for the occasion of the 2020 SAG Awards, his look reached new heights. Donning the classic bowtie look, the go-to suit was Foxx-ified with sweeping lapels and a satin trim along the arms. Like many A-list celebrities, winter sunglasses made a red carpet debut – Foxx’s choice was a squared frameless rendition.
Foxx stars in the newly-released heart breaking film, Just Mercy, which follows the real story of Harvard graduate Bryan Stevenson as he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian (played by Jamie Foxx), who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Stevenson encounters racism and legal and political maneuverings as he tirelessly fights for McMillian’s life.
Just Mercy is currently at 84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Watch the film in Australian cinemas now.