Oscars 2021: Tyler Perry urges people to ‘refuse hate’ and accepts Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Tyler Perry told audiences to ‘refuse hate’ while being awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award on Sunday night at the 93rd annual Academy Awards.

The filmmaker, 51, was emotional as he accepted the honor from Atlanta, Georgia, where he reflected on how he learned the power of compassion from his mother, who rejected resentment even as she grew up in the segregated South.

‘She taught me to refuse hate and blanket judgment,’ Perry said, while urging everyone to start ‘meeting in the middle’ to let ‘healing begin.’

Changemaker: Tyler Perry sent a powerful message about compassion while accepting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award on Sunday night at the 93rd annual Academy Awards

Changemaker: Tyler Perry sent a powerful message about compassion while accepting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award on Sunday night at the 93rd annual Academy Awards

Changemaker: Tyler Perry sent a powerful message about compassion while accepting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award on Sunday night at the 93rd annual Academy Awards

‘In this time, with all of the internet and social media and algorithms that want us to think a certain way,’ the Madea mogul explained. 

‘The 24-hour news cycle. It’s my hope that we teach our kids, refuse hate. Don’t hate anybody.’

‘I refuse to hate someone because they’re Mexican or because they are black or white. Or LGBTQ,’ he said. ‘I refuse to hate someone because they’re a police officer or because they’re Asian. I would hope we would refuse hit hate.’

Perry also asked audiences to think about compromise more, saying: ‘I want to take this humanitarian award and dedicate it to anyone who wants to stand in the middle.’

‘Because that’s where healing, where conversation, where change happens.’

Rising above: Perry told viewers to 'refuse hate', a lesson he learned from his mother

Rising above: Perry told viewers to 'refuse hate', a lesson he learned from his mother

Rising above: Perry told viewers to ‘refuse hate’, a lesson he learned from his mother 

Middle ground: He also urged people to find the 'middle' and let 'healing' begin

Middle ground: He also urged people to find the 'middle' and let 'healing' begin

Middle ground: He also urged people to find the ‘middle’ and let ‘healing’ begin

‘It happens in the middle. Anyone who wants to meet me in the middle to refuse hate and blanket judgment, this one is for you, too.’ 

The actor/director/producer’s generosity has been unparalleled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This past Thanksgiving Perry donated 5000 boxes of holiday meals to families in need.

And in April, the billionaire partnered with a local Atlanta hospital to turn his studios into a vaccination site, covering all the costs himself. 

Unity: 'It happens in the middle. Anyone who wants to meet me in the middle to refuse hate and blanket judgment, this one is for you, too'

Unity: 'It happens in the middle. Anyone who wants to meet me in the middle to refuse hate and blanket judgment, this one is for you, too'

Unity: ‘It happens in the middle. Anyone who wants to meet me in the middle to refuse hate and blanket judgment, this one is for you, too’

Giving: This past Thanksgiving Perry donated 5000 boxes of holiday meals to families in need. Car stretched for miles to the donation site, seen above

Giving: This past Thanksgiving Perry donated 5000 boxes of holiday meals to families in need. Car stretched for miles to the donation site, seen above

Giving: This past Thanksgiving Perry donated 5000 boxes of holiday meals to families in need. Car stretched for miles to the donation site, seen above

In addition to his Oscar, Perry’s philanthropy was recognized by the Television Academy, who bestowed him with last year’s Governors Award.

He also received the People’s Champion award at E!’s People Choice Awards.

There have been 39 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards given since 1957, with recipients including Bob Hope, Oprah Winfrey and, most recently, Geena Davis.

Its namesake, Jean Hersholt, served as MPTF president for 18 years, from 1938 until his death in 1956.

93RD ACADEMY AWARDS WINNERS

Best Picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

Minari

Nomadland – WINNER

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is one of the eight films nominated

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland – WINNER

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari – WINNER

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Olivia Colman is up for her role in The Father

Best Music (Original Score)

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Minari

News of the World

Soul – WINNER

 

Best Animated Short Film

Burrow

Genius Loci

If Anything Happens I Love You – WINNER

Opera

Yes-People

 

Best Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

 

Best International Feature Film

Another Round – WINNER

Better Days

Collective

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Sound: Greyhound - a war film starring Tom Hanks - is up for the gong

Best Sound: Greyhound - a war film starring Tom Hanks - is up for the gong

Best Sound: Greyhound – a war film starring Tom Hanks – is up for the gong 

Best Sound

Greyhound

Mank

News of the World

Soul

Sound of Metal  – WINNER

 

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank – WINNER

News of the World

Nomadland

The Trial of the Chicago 7  

 

Best Music (Original Song)

H.E.R. – Fight for You – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Husavik – Eurovision Song Contest

Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead

Speak Now – One Night in Miami…

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is vying for the award

 Best Director  

Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round

David Fincher – Mank

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – WINNER

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal 

 Anthony Hopkins – The Father – WINNER

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 

Gary Oldman – Mank

Steven Yeun – Minari 

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami…

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Onward

Over the Moon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Soul – WINNER

Wolfwalkers

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Animated Feature Film:  A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is nominated

Best Costume Design

Emma

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Mank

Mulan

Pinnochio

 

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father – WINNER

Nomadland

One Night in Miami…

The White Tiger

 

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman – WINNER

Shaka King and Will Berson – Judas and the Black Messiah

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Darius Marder and Abraham Marder – Sound of Metal

 Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

 

Best Documentary Feature

Collective

Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher – WINNER

Time

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Judas and the Black Messiah is up for the gong

Best Documentary Short Subject

Colette – WINNER

A Concerto Is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

 

Best Film Editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal – WINNER

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank – WINNER

News of the World

Tenet

 

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet – WINNER

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Mank

Pinocchio

 

 

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