The 94th Oscar Gala has begun: numerous stars have arrived on the red carpet. Some use the evening to show their solidarity with Ukraine.
In Los Angeles, before the Oscars, the first stars and filmmakers have arrived on the red carpet. Some wore blue ribbons reading “WithRefugees” to show solidarity in the Ukraine war.
For example, actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who in an interview with ProSieben’s Steven Gätjen said: “If there is a person here who does not support Ukraine, send them here … tell them to come to me.” Sean Penn: Gala should not take place without Selenskyj
Actor Sean Penn (61) had already called for a boycott of the gala if it were to take place without Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In a CNN interview, the actor-director said that if Zelenskyy appeared on the show in front of an audience of millions, it would have been a great opportunity to speak.
However, he fears that the film academy has not pursued this further. In this case, it would be “the most shameless moment in Hollywood history”. He himself would “melt down” his two Oscar statues in protest, Penn said. He has won two Oscars for the films “Mystic River” (2004) and “Milk” (2009).
The film industry celebrates the 94th Academy Awards tonight in Los Angeles. With twelve nominations, the film “The Power of the Dog” is this year’s Oscar favorite. The science fiction epic “Dune” received ten nominations. Films like “West Side Story”, “King Richard”, “Belfast” or “Coda” also have several chances of winning.
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