Paul Wharton & Nissan Diversity attend the African American Film Critics Awards

Paul Wharton at The Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, California celebrating the AAFCA Awards with Nissan Diversity

The African American Film Critics Awards was held on February 7th in Los Angeles., California. I attended on behalf of Nissan Diversity, a presenting sponsor of the awards show. The AAFCA Awards celebrates achievements in film and television as selected by members of their organization. Now in it’s 9th year, the annual star studded event attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood as it recognized the best performances of the year.

Ava Duvernay and Jordan Peele attend the 9th Annual AAFCA Awards.

It was an honor to see and meet some of this year’s winners which included Jordan Peele winner of Best Picture and Best Director for Get out, Frances McDormand, winner of best actress for Three Billboards Outside Edding, Missouri, the cast of Queen Sugar, Mega Director/Producer Rob Reiner (who was simply hilarious) and so many more.

Rob Reiner attends the 9th Annual AAFCA Awards.

As a part of Nissan’s commitment to diversity, they participated as a sponsor of the AAFCA and brought me along for the festivities. One message that was clear from Nissan; promoting diversity is just good business. Because our workplace, our marketplace, our community- they’re all connected. I love that message and support Nissan’s initiatives to get involved on local and national levels to help communities and people across the country and around the world.

Paul Wharton walks the 9th Annual AAFCA Awards red carpet in Los Angeles, CA.

A highlight of the trip out west was getting the opportunity to see and experience that all new 2018 Nissan Leaf, the car that was named “2018 Best of Innovation By The Consumer Technology Association”. The all new and best selling Nissan Leaf was more confident, connected and thrilling than any of it’s competitors that I’ve seen.

Paul Wharton poses with the all new 2018 Nissan Leaf at The Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, CA.

I was blown away by the luxurious interior that was equal parts simplicity and elegance. The heated leather seats and steering wheel caught my eye as well as the sleek design.

Glam at the AAFCA on February 7th in Los Angeles, California. Nissan Diversity.

Do yourself a favor and check out this phenomenal car at your local Nissan Dealer and check out the work that Nissan Diversity is doing in your community.

Paul xx


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