Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky could appear at the Oscar ceremony

File photo: Self-proclaimed Hollywood ambassador Gregg Donovan with a sign in support of Ukraine (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky could make a video appearance during next Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, with the aim of bringing a message to the world about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Over the past few weeks there have been appearances like this before legislative chambers such as the House of Commons in the UK, the European Parliament in Brussels, and the US Congress.

According to some American media like The New York PostWITHElensky held a series of talks with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose members are debating whether to allow the president’s brief presence.

Volodimir Zelensky speaking before the Swedish parliament (Paul WENNERHOLM / TT News Agency / AFP)
Volodimir Zelensky speaking before the Swedish parliament (Paul WENNERHOLM / TT News Agency / AFP)

It is unclear whether he will appear in person or in a recorded message. The discussion within the Academy is whether Oscar must remain apolitical as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues.

The initiative will come from humor Amy Schumer, who will co-host the show and who claims to have contacted the event’s organizers to try to make the project happen. However, he admits that his initiative is unlikely to succeed.

“Yes, I have suggested it. I wanted to find a way for Zelensky to appear via satellite or by pre-recorded speech, because The Oscars have a millionaire audience all over the world. I would have no trouble doing something like that, but unfortunately it wasn’t me who made the gala.”Schumer explained during his time on his friend Drew Barrymore’s ‘talk show’.

Amy Schumer (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon)
Amy Schumer (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon)

The artist also wanted to highlight the humanitarian drama that emerged from the Russian invasion that has killed thousands and displaced millions.

“I think there is some pressure in that sense many want it [el evento] It’s like a vacation where everyone forgets what happened for one night. But there are so many eyes and ears on Oscar. I think this is a great opportunity to make certain comments, even jokes that highlight the current scene “Schumer added.

Chain A B Cwho will be broadcasting the ceremony, speaking in support of Zelensky, a former actor, made a statement.

Meanwhile, it is reported that the Ukrainian-born actress will be making a statement Mila Kunis, who is with her husband Ashton Kutcher, has raised about $35 million for Ukrainian refugees. Zelensky has expressed his gratitude for Kutcher and Kunis’ efforts.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis photo files
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis photo files

When they show a warning like the one from Leonardo DiCaprio on the climate crisis or Joaquin Phoenix’s anger over artificial insemination of cattle, celebrities are rarely shy about making political statements at the Academy Awards, despite accusations of hypocrisy.

“It all depends on how they approach this matter.” columnist said Hollywood Reporter, Scott Feinbergin an interview with AFP. “If it sounds like they’re preaching or teaching, it’s not going to work out very well. But if it’s something felt or with feeling, I think we’ll get another result.” he added.

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