Producers can't keep politics from edging into Oscars

By SANDY COHEN The Associated Press
This article was published February 17, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Meryl Streep ushered politics into Hollywood's awards season when she used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to condemn President Donald Trump for what she called his "instinct to humiliate." Stars were even more outspoken at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, held just days after Trump's travel ban caused havoc at airports across the country. Even last week's performance-heavy Grammy Awards had a political edge when members of A Tribe Called Quest raised their fists and Q-Tip repeated a call to "Resist."

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