Matthew A. Cherry’s “Hair Love” Wins Oscar After Predicting It In A 2012 Tweet

Matthew A. Cherry’s “Hair Love” Wins Oscar After Predicting It In A 2012 Tweet

The power of manifestation! Former NFL’er Matthew A. Cherry‘s children’s book-turned-animated short – “Hair Love” – was nominated for the “Animated Short Film” Academy Award. The beautifully emotional short story surrounds a Black father and daughter duo, struggling to style the little girl’s hair while her mother is sick with cancer. “Hair Love” features the voice of “Insecure” star Issa Rae as the mother, while Gabrielle Union served as one of the executive producers.

Dreams are real, and so are tweets! In 2012, Matthew A. Cherry declared he and his film-making partner, Karen Rupert Toliver‘s, future with this tweet:

“@matthewacherry I’m gonna be nominated for an Oscar one day. Already claiming it”

And just as he predicted, “Hair Love” took the shiny gold trophy home!

Matthew addressed both the “Crown Act” – which is working to prevent against hair discrimination in schools and the workplace – and Kobe Bryant‘s legacy in his acceptance speech. Matthew A. Cherry is the second former athlete to win an Oscar, in the same category as his late predecessor, Kobe.





He, later, shared what would have been his full speech with his Twitter following.





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Written by Miata Shanay





Authored by: Miata Shanay