Ashton Kutcher's SAG Award Opening Remarks About 'Muslim Ban'

She said'Mostly we’d like to say that we stand up here representing a diverse group of people. We know that it’s gonna be up to all of us and all of you to keep telling stories that show that what unites us is stronger than what divides

Rather than tamp down Hollywood criticism of the new administration, Sunday's 53 Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards doubled as a referendum on President Donald Trump's immigrant ban, which provoked large protests across the nation this weekend. "So I think that these themes are of this time, and they will continue to be".

SAG victor for female actor in a comedy series Julia Louis-Dreyfus's statement denouncing the restrictions drew loud cheers.

Denzel Washington was named best actor for Fences. Winners at the Screen Actors Guild Awards seized their big moments with memorable speeches that will challenge Oscar recipients to do better February 26.

Washington has sat by and watched Casey Affleck ("Manchester by the Sea") earn Best Actor trophies throughout this awards season.

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As Melissa Silverstein put it on Twitter , "gets eight Oscar noms but the woman who held it together gets ignored". If it's any consolation, Adams isn't the first actress to see her winning moment escape her again and again.

The only stars to use the opportunity to wear their heart on their sleeve about the injustice of a ban on immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries was The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg and his wife Jocelyn Towne.

Meanwhile, Lily Tomlin was presented with a lifetime achievement award by her 9 to 5 co-star Dolly Parton at Sunday's ceremony. The win for "O.J." at the Eddie Awards could be most decisive; that's the only guild award that "O.J." and rival film "13th" were both up for. But if Damien Chazelle's musical is to go on to win best picture, it will be the just the second film to do so without a SAG ensemble nod in the category's history. Spencer has received a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her work.

"We're in a tricky time in the world and in our country, and things are very inexcusable and scary and need action", she said.

At this year's Golden Globes, renowned actress Meryl Streep sparked days of conversation when she used the speech she gave while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award to express her concern over Trump's election and actions. Just so we can clear things up. Shameless would help Donnie understand the plight of the people he's supposed to be fighting for.

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