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Actress Emma Stone accepts Best Actress for 'La La Land' onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Emma Stone made a subtle political statement at the Academy Awards

February 27, 2017

Perhaps there should be an award for most subtle yet effective red carpet political statement, because that’s what actress Emma Stone pretty much pulled off on Sunday night. Some political statements at Hollywood award shows are subtle — and some are decidedly not. At the 89th annual Academy Awards, actress Emma Stone, opting for the former strategy, made a political statement while appearing on the red carpet before the show, and before she’d pick up the Best Actress award for her performance in La La Land. Did you notice it? The statement wasn’t made with an overwrought speech or a jaw-dropping, slogan-emblazoned dress. Stone went with a little pin displaying her support of Planned Parenthood at a time when the organization has come under increased threat. In January, Paul Ryan vowed Congress would strip the organization of all of its federal funding. Planned Parenthood noticed Stone’s show of support and posted a photo on Twitter calling attention to it.

The pin appeared to remain in place throughout the evening as she took to the stage to accept her best acting Oscar, and immediately afterward as she posed for photos with her statue backstage. Later in the evening, Stone dealt with the night’s most talked about moment: The botched awarding of the Best Picture Oscar. She displayed a similar class and charm in that moment as well, still wearing the pin. And Stone was not the only celebrity at the Academy Awards to show political support for a cause. At least one other star was spotted wearing a Planned Parenthood pin and several others were seen wearing a blue ribbon.

Read the full story at Time.


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