Weinstein Accusers Invoke #TimesUp While Presenting Oscars Montage on Diversity: ‘Everyone Has a Voice’
In the midst of the #MeToo movement, three accusers of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein made an appearance at this year’s Academy Awards.
Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, and Salma Hayek took to the stage to present a segment promoting diversity in film.
“It’s nice to see you all again. It’s been a while.” Sciorra began. “This year, many spoke their truth and the journey ahead is long, but slowly, a new path has emerged.”
“The changes we are witnessing are being driven by the powerful sound of new voices, of different voices, of our voices, joining together in a mighty chorus that is finally saying ‘Time’s Up,'” Judd said.
“So we salute those unstoppable spirits who kicked ass and broke through the biased perceptions against their gender, their race, and ethnicity to tell their stories,” Hayek added.
The segment featured numerous diverse filmmakers including Lady Bird writer/director Greta Gerwig, Selma director Ava DuVerney, The Big Sick actor/screenwriter Kumail Nanjiani, actress Mira Sorvino, and Moonlight director Barry Jenkins.
“It’s this possibility that the status quo not having the be the status quo any longer,” Sorvino said.
Geena Davis, who famously starred in Thelma and Louise, recalled those saying that during the time of that film’s release that it will “change everything” for women in film and how it “didn’t happen,” but that “this is now that moment.”
“There’s so many movies from different points of views that are making a ton of money. Don’t do it because it’s better for society and representation, even though it is. Do it because you can get rich,” Nanjiani joked.
Watch the clip above, via ABC.
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