Politics at the Oscars

2014: Ukraine and Venezuela

Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto dedicates his Oscar in part to those affected by political turmoil in Ukraine and Venezuela. Just days before the show, Russian forces overtook Crimea, and protests continued against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. “To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible, we’re thinking of you tonight,” the actor said.

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