Why the Powerful Messages From the Oscars Could Be Game-Changing
By Raphael Chestang
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Social issues took center stage at last night's Oscars and ET looked into how these powerful moments turned the broadcast into a game changer.
Oscar winners John Legend and Common brought the audience to its feet during their performance of "Glory" from the film Selma. When it came time to accept their award, the focus was on more than just their big win.
"I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she's weird or she's different or she doesn't fit in anywhere. Yes you do," Graham said when accepting the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. "I promise you do. Stay weird. Stay different."
And Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) spoke up on behalf of all women.
"It's our time to have wage equality once and for all," she said onstage, prompting Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez to applaud her speech. "And equal rights for women in the United States of America."