The 2023 Oscar Awards will be held on Sunday, March 12.
Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last February, President Zelenskiy has given remarkable speeches at award ceremonies such as the 2022 Grammy Awards and the Golden Globes in January.
Finally, Zelenskiy addressed the participants at the Berlin Film Festival, where Sean Penn’s film Superpower, about the Ukrainian President’s leadership in the war, premiered.
On the other hand, according to the news today, the President of Ukraine was not allowed to attend the Oscar ceremony on Sunday via television broadcast.
According to sources who spoke to Variety, an application was made to the Academy to include Zelenskiy in the much-anticipated broadcast, but was rejected.
In the news, it is also stated that the request of the President, who was a comedian, to speak at the Oscar ceremony, failed for the second time in a row.
The Independent contacted a representative from the Academy Awards for comment but has yet to receive a response.
Supported by many names from the entertainment world, Zelenskiy is praised for his enthusiastic leadership during difficult times.