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Joey Bada$$ is Now an Academy Award-Winning Actor With 'Two Distant Strangers'

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Netflix's 'Two Distant Strangers' starring Joey Bada$$ won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film on Sunday night. It's Joey's first major acting accolade after appearing in series like USA's 'Mr. Robot' as Leon and Hulu's 'Wu-Tang: An American Saga' as Inspectah Deck.

The 26-year-old rapper celebrated on FaceTime with fellow New Yorker Diddy, an executive producer for the short. "Words can’t describe how I feel right now winning alongside my brothers," Diddy captioned a separate video showing the exciting moment he heard the news.

Diddy previously took home an Oscar for his work as an executive producer on the high school football documentary 'Undefeated' back in 2011, which won Best Documentary Feature. Additional producers like Kevin Durant and Mike Conley also joined Kobe Bryant as the only NBA players to ever win an Oscar.

While this honor is certainly huge for everyone involved, some online critics questioned whether it's totally right and deserved given the movie's graphic and triggering content.

Carter James, the main character played by Joey, is murdered by a police officer over and over again while trying to get back home to take care of his dog.

However you feel, some congrats are in order for Mr. Badmon and crew!