There are the signs pointing to a last-minute change in the program that will follow academy awards and it seems that space may open up for the intervention of Volodymyr Zelensky, who, as President of Ukraine, will convey to the world a message about the difficult situation that his country is in in the face of the invasion of the Russian army. .
Skepticism on stage
It was reported that conversations took place between the organizers of the event, which recognizes the best film productions of the year, and the President of Ukraine. However, so far, his participation has yet to be determined, nor has it been decided whether it will be through a live broadcast or a recorded message.
Another issue under discussion is Oscar must remain apolitical as the Russian invasion of Ukraine rages on.
There is also speculation that Mila Kunis, Ukrainian actress Mila Kunis, who has raised $35 million for Ukrainian refugees with her husband Ashton Kutcher, will make a statement during the awards ceremony.
For his part, Zelensky expressed gratitude for the efforts of his compatriots abroad so that thousands of Ukrainians can continue the fight to protect their sovereignty.
“@aplusk and Mila Kunis were among the first to respond to our pain. They have already raised $35 million and are sending it to @flexport and @Airbnb to help refugees. Grateful for their support. Impressed by their determination. They inspire #StandWithUkraine “, he wrote on his social networks.
Freedom of expression
The likes of Will Packer, the show’s executive producer, are advocating for a dedicated slot to deal with the issue of war.
“It’s really [momentous] moment in the history of mankind, and we are well aware of this. And I don’t think you can start a program like this without knowing it and finding a way to respectfully acknowledge where we are and how lucky we are that we can put this program together,” he said.