Star-studded anti-Trump protest held in place of annual pre-Oscars party
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Hollywood's United Talent Agency held an anti-President Trump rally instead of it's usual pre-Oscars party Friday in Los Angeles, featuring Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox, Keegan-Michael Key and other celebs.

Fox told the crowd "we are the lucky ones" and that he wanted to "share a bit of that luck" with refugees who want to enter the U.S., according to theĀ BBC.

"I believe that when so much good has been done unto you it's natural to feel a sense of civic or even global responsibility," he said.


"I consider myself an optimist and that can be a tall order at times for me personally, and more as I see a growing intolerance and lack of compassion and empathy in the world around us."

Foster, who has won two Oscars, said she normally doesn't speak out in public about politics, but now was a "time to show up."

During the rally, a message from Oscar-nominated Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi was shown. Farhadi said he is staying away from the award ceremony following Trump's attempt to ban travel from Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries.

"Regardless of who wins the Academy Award for best foreign language film on Sunday, we refuse to think in terms of borders," Farhadi and other nominees for best foreign film said in a statement.

"We believe there is no best country, best gender, best religion or best colour. We want this award to stand as a symbol of the unity between nations and the freedom of the arts."

The rally came just two days ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.