From Brando To Leo, Political Speeches Have Long Dominated The Oscars

See our supercut.

Beyond honoring the year’s movies, the Oscars are a hotbed for political fodder. The awards have long provided a showcase for celebrity protests, from Marlon Brando and Vanessa Redgrave in the 1970s to Patricia Arquette and Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2010s.

Given the percentage of Hollywood that opposes Donald Trump’s presidency, this stands to be the most politically engaged Oscar stage in the awards’ 89-year history. In preparation for Sunday’s impassioned speeches, watch our supercut of civic rallying cries through the years.

Video credits:
Associate Producer: Dzana Ashworth
Video Editor: Lee Porcella
Supervising Producers: Kate Balch & Sam Mackereth
Post-Production Supervisor: Mike DeAngelis

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