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The Oscar telecast respectful and honorable phase which included a moment of silence to show support for Ukraine on one hand and a call for donations on the other hand.
Holding a moment of silence to show support for Ukraine instead of a presenter, the telecast went to a screen with a written message which reads as follows.
“We’d like to have a moment of silence to show our support for the people of Ukraine currently facing invasion, conflict and prejudice within their own borders,”.
“While film is an important avenue for us to express our humanity in times of conflict, the reality is millions of families in Ukraine
need food, medical care, clean water, and emergency services. Resources are scarce, and we collectively as a global community can do more.”
An award winner for the night actress Mila Kunis , who was born in Ukraine and happens to be a citizen as well, also made an her own introductory remarks.
“In such devastation, it’s impossible not to be moved by their resilience. One cannot help but be in awe of those who find strength to keep fighting through unimaginable darkness.”
Recall that there were rumors last week of the fact that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would address the ceremony or appear in some fashion which never happened as he never showed up on tonight’s telecast.
According to reports, with the huge influence and power of the Oscars’ platform and audience Ukrainian President Zelensky was very much open to the idea of a remote appearance but it just didn’t happened as the Russian invasion stretches into its second month since it started.