Oscars turn political: When and how did Hollywood stars catch the woke bug?

Oscar’s acceptance speeches used to be straightforward thank-you’s, i-don’t-know-what-to-say’s and oh-my-god’s. But it seems the simple times in Hollywood are long gone – now they’re as much about climate change, elections and equality, as they are about cinematic achievement.

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