Over the nearly nine decades that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has doled out the Oscars, there have been any number of events that could have thrown a wrench into planning the ceremony. To name a few: the Great Depression, World War II and 9/11.
But every year, the show goes on. How do those events shape the big, glitzy spectacle?
In some cases, not at all. But over time, awards shows have gotten more political. After a year such as 2016, with its acrimonious election and other memorable events, you can bet there will be speeches about the state of the nation. For proof, just look at Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech or Mahershala Ali’s SAG Awards acceptance.
Here’s a look at some of the ceremonies in particularly tumultuous years, and how they were affected — or not — by the news of the day.
uh why does it matter if they mentioned yixing or not these few times? they mentioned him every single other time but its easy to forget someone who isnt there or who you havent seen for a while, the fans are right in front of them lmao