Harry Belafonte Shames Movie Industry’s Terrible Past in His Oscar Acceptance Speech

Omoy Lungange November 17, 2014

Honoree singer and social activist Harry Belafonte speaks after receiving the Oscar statuette for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Los Angeles

The Sixth Annual Governors Awards was televised, reaching millions of viewers in over 200 countries who watched glamorous celebrities mix and mingle at one of Hollywood’s biggest events of the year. Over the course of this event, there were several memorable moments, but the highlight is sure to be Harry Belafonte’s gripping acceptance speech.

Known as one of the true genius performers and thinkers of the past two centuries, Harry Belafonte, who was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, seized this precious moment of live airtime to speak up about the terrible past of the movie industry. He also galvanized the industry crowd by asking them to aim higher. It was a truly amazing moment which left a permanent impression on the viewing public and the entertainment industry at large.

Watch his speech below:

Last Edited by:Sandra Appiah Updated: November 17, 2014


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