And the pro-life Oscar goes to….baby cows?
Hollywood isn’t exactly known for being a bastion of pro-life sentiment. But sometimes by accident, an unintentional pro-life moment will shine through.
Which is exactly what happened on Sunday night at the 2020 Academy Awards.
Here are our three favorite pro-life moments from the Oscars.
First-Ever Oscar Presenter With Down Syndrome, The Peanut Butter Falcon Star Zack Gottsagen
Zack Gottsagen made history at the Oscars. The star of the 2019 film, The Peanut Butter Falcon, became the first person with Down syndrome to present at the Oscars. He joined his co-star Shia LaBeouf onstage to present the award for Best Live Action Short.
He received a standing ovation during this inspiring pro-life moment.
Hildur Guðnadóttir wins Best Original Score Oscar for Joker, champions moms
Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won the Oscar for Best Original Score for the movie, Joker. She is the first woman since 1997 to win the award and one of only three women to ever win in this category. Even better, she championed women during her speech.
“To the girls, to the women, to the mothers, to the daughters, who hear the music bubbling within, please speak up. We need to hear your voices.”
Joaquin Phoenix advocates for the voiceless
Joaquin Phoenix took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Joker. While much of his acceptance speech was mocked for its incoherence, he did manage to say something we agreed with:
“We have to continue to use our voice for the voiceless. I’ve been thinking a lot about some of the distressing issues that we are facing collectively. I think at times we feel, or we’re made to feel, that we champion different causes, but for me, I see commonality… we’re talking about the fight against injustice. We’re talking about the fight against the belief that one nation, one people, one race, one gender or one species has the right to dominate, control and use and exploit another with impunity.”
If only he had added the unborn to his speech.
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