Oscar Speeches Get Political

February 24, 2015 12:23 PM

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Hollywood celebrities used the podium at last night’s Oscar awards to address a variety of political topics, including diversity, immigration, women’s rights, terminal illness, suicide and government surveillance.

Even before the ceremony started, people were discussing what many felt was a lack of diversity among those nominated for awards, pointing the fact that all of the actors and actresses nominated for best performances were white.

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