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Celebrities Attending the Oscars Call for Peace

You may’ve noticed a bunch of celebrities including Billie Eilish, Finneas, Ava DuVernay and Ramy Youssef walking the red carpet at the 2024 Oscars, wearing red pins in support of a ceasefire in Gaza.

The pins are from Artists4Ceasefire, an advocacy group which is urging U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration to not only facilitate an immediate ceasefire, but also ensure the safe release of all hostages and the passage of urgent humanitarian aid to Gaza.

“More than 30,000 people have been killed over the last 5 months, and over 69,000 injured – numbers that any person of conscience knows are catastrophic,” an open letter to the President reads on their website. “We believe all life is sacred, no matter faith or ethnicity and we condemn the killing of Palestinian and Israeli civilians.”

Dua Lipa, Channing Tatum, Cate Blanchett, Amy Lou Wood, Annie Lennox, Bradley Cooper, America Ferrera, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Stewart and Jessica Chastain are amongst those who’ve signed their names.

And at tonight’s Oscars, the red pins were another call for peace from members of the entertainment community. In addition to Billie, Finneas, Ava and Ramy, we saw Mark Ruffalo, Mahershala Ali, Eugene Lee Yang and Quannah Chasinghorse displaying the pins.

 

Ava Duvernay smiles and wears a red pin at the Oscars representing Artists calling for a ceasefire.

Ava DuVernay; Photo by Sarah Morris/WireImage via Getty Images

 

Ramy Youssef wears a long dark coat with a visible red pin at the Oscars, calling for a ceasefire

Ramy Youssef; Photo by Sarah Morris/WireImage via Getty Images

 

“We’re all calling for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza,” Ramy said during an interview with Variety.

“And I think it’s just a universal message of, ‘let’s stop killing kids.’ Let’s not be part of more war. No one has ever looked back at war and thought a bombing campaign was a good idea.”

 

Finneas and Billie Eilish wear dark suit jackets and a red pin at the Oscars, calling for a ceasefire

Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell; Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images

 

D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai and Quannah Chasinghorse at the Oscars. Quannah wears a red pin on her dress which calls for a ceasefire

D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai and Quannah Chasinghorse; Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images

 

Riz Ahmed wears a long coat at the Oscars with a red pin, calling for a ceasefire

Riz Ahmed; Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images

 

Sunrise Coigney and Mark Ruffalo smile together on the Oscars red carpet. Mark wears a red pin which calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, and he's also making a peace symbol with his fingers.

Sunrise Coigney and Mark Ruffalo; Photo by Sarah Morris/WireImage via Getty Images

 

Also showing his support for a ceasefire at the Oscars was The Zone of Interest director Jonathan Glazer who took home the Best International Film Oscar for his adaptation of Martin Amis’ novel of the same name which is set in Auschwitz. Taking to the stage with his producer James Wilson, Glazer said, “our film shows where dehumanisation leads at its worst,” pointing out the dehumanisation currently taking place during war.

“Right now we stand here as men who refute their Jewishness and the Holocaust being hijacked by an occupation which has lead to conflict for so many innocent people – whether the victims of October 7 in Israel or the ongoing attacks in Gaza.”

His speech received a big round of applause.

You can check out all the nominees, winners and history-makers from this year’s Oscars HERE.

(Feature Image Credit: Finneas and Billie Eilish photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter and the founder of positive celebrity news site CelebrityKind. (She's also a mummy-of-3, chocoholic and Opraholic!)