Has there ever been an Oscars ceremony so threaded through with so many of the political issues of the day. Right from the get-go Chris Rock hammered the issue of the Oscars panel’s lack of diversity in handing out awards and never let go of it until the show was over.
Looking immensively suave New Yorker Leonardo di Caprio made sure no one forgot he’s going to hammer the issue of climate change until everyone is paying attention and doing something.
The issues that Oscar winners got behind were equal rights, speaking for those without a voice, protecting the vulnerable, climate change and generally being decent human beings who are tolerant and accepting of others despite their race or ethnicity. eonline
Then Lady Gaga reduced everyone to tears with her performance of ‘Until it happens to You’ and then a large group of rape survivors came onstage and surrounded her at the end of the song. Breathtaking and very heartfelt.