Oscars speeches filled with political activism, pet issues

February 23, 2015 6:54 AM

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Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy's choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for "Selma."

But while there were plenty of references to racial justice during the ceremony — drawing tears from the movie's David Oyelowo at one point — issues mentioned in acceptance speeches ranged from suicide to Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease to wage equality for women.

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