Julia Louis-Dreyfus among others was present at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles, California. Wearing a stunning Lela Rose dress and beautiful Fred Leighton jewelry, Julia Louis-Dreyfus took the Outstanding Stage Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her incredible and hilarious performance in “Veep.” The former “Seinfeld” actress opened her acceptance speech with a joke about Russia meddling in the 2016 race to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.
Louis-Dreyfus, a proud Democrat, who had former Vice President Joe Biden on her hit show, said: “Whether the Russians did or did not hack the voting of tonight’s SAG Awards, I look out on the million or probably even a million and a half people in this room and I say, this award is legitimate, and I won.”
She went on to mock Donald Trump who is always complaining about the popular vote. She said: “I am the winner. The winner is me. Landslide.” The “Hannah and Her Sisters” star stopped joking and got really serious by explaining that her family fled France while Nazi Germany occupied half of it during World War II.
She said: “I want you all to know that I am the daughter of an immigrant. My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France. And I’m an American patriot, and I love this country. And because I love this country, I am horrified by its blemishes and this immigrant ban is a blemish and it’s un-American.” The 56-year-old went on to quote the Writers Guild of America by saying: “Our guilds are unions of storytellers who have always welcomed those from other nations and of varying beliefs who wish to share their creativity with America. We are grateful for them. We stand with them. And we will fight for them.”
The Screen Actors Guild Awards was very political with over a dozen celebrities bashing Donald Trump for the executive order on immigration he signed last week. The order will ban refugees from seven Muslim countries for 90 days from coming into the United States.
Trump has put a freeze on visas that were supposed to be issued to people from those same countries. Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” star Taylor Schilling also shared few words that will anger Trump.
She said: “We stand up here representing a diverse group of people, representing generations of families who have sought a better life here, from places like Nigeria; the Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; Colombia; Ireland. And we know it’s going to be up to us and all of you, probably, to keep telling stories that show what unites us is stronger than the forces seek to divide us.”
For the next four years, do not expect celebrities to be silent as Trump makes controversial decisions.