Trump some how managed to turn a whole Hollywood award show about him. They don’t realize it now, but these Hollywood snowflakes are helping the president out. If you did not watch the show last night, like so many of us, here are some highlights.
A host of A-list stars used their time on stage at the event to speak out against President trump’s executive order, from Ashton Kutcher and John Lithgow to the casts of Orange Is the New Black and Hidden Figures.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus spoke about how her father came to the United States as an immigrant after fleeing the Nazi occupation in France, and called the ban a ‘blemish’ and ‘un-American.’
Moonlight star Mahershala Ali shared how his decision to convert to Islam led to a rift with his ordained-minister mother, but it was soon repaired because the two ‘love each other and ‘that stuff is minutiae, it’s not that important.’
David Harbour of the Netflix show Stranger Things spoke about standing up to bullies and punching people who ‘seek to destroy the weak and the disenfranchised and the marginalized’ while standing on stage with his Stranger Things castmates.
And in the final speech of the evening, Taraji P. Henson spoke about the need to come together after winning the night’s biggest honor, Best Film Ensemble, for her role in Hidden Figures.
Henson said of the film, which tells the true story of the three African-American women working at NASA who were crucial in launching John Glenn into orbit: ‘This story is of unity. This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside and we come together as a human race. We win. Love wins. Every time.’
‘I would just like to say that in light of all that’s going on in the world today, it’s difficult to celebrate the already celebrated Stranger Things,’ he said.
Not realizing that he was going to deliver such a speech, his fellow cast-mates, including Winona Ryder, looked confused. Harbor continued: ‘We are united in that we are all human beings and we are all together on this wonderful painful, horrible painful joyous exciting and mysterious ride that is being alive.
‘We will as per Chief Jim Hopper punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the weak and the disenfranchised and the marginalized and we will do it all with soul with heart and with joy.’
The 16-person cast was on stage to accept their award for the best Ensemble in a Drama Series, and seemed to have no idea that Harbour was planning on making the statement that he did.
The cast looked shocked during his statement, and grew visibly excited and emotional while he was speaking.
He received a standing ovation from his fellow Stranger Things actors, as well as from the audience.