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Harry Belafonte Gives Important Speech on Race at Governors Awards 2014 (Video)

Harry Belafonte Gives Important Speech on Race at Governors Awards 2014 (Video)

Maureen O’Hara opts for blue while arriving at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences’ 2014 Governors Awards held at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday evening (November 8) in Hollywood.

The 94-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by fellow honorees Harry Belafonte and Jean-Claude Carriere.

The Governors Awards is an annual event celebrating awards conferred by the Academy’s Board of Governors – the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award.

During the show, Harry gave an incredibly important speech on race issues in Hollywood. Watch it below.


Harry Belafonte – Governors Awards Speech

Click inside to watch Maureen O’Hara’s speech and more…


Maureen O’Hara – Governors Awards Speech

Chris Rock Honors Harry Belafonte

Susan Sarandon Honors Harry Belafonte

Liam Neeson Honors Maureen O’Hara

Clint Eastwood Honors Maureen O’Hara
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Credit: Kevin Winter; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2014 Governors Awards, Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carriere, Maureen O'Hara

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  • busted

    CONGRATS TO THESE AMAZING ARTIST

    Harry Belafonte’s speech was so great.. Still such a handsome and beautiful man

    Maureen O’Hara was and is such an Icon. I loved so many of her films. She and John Wayne were alway so amazing together.

  • jb1111

    Harry always was a Racist.

  • Susan

    It always amazes me how the “stars” can stand up and give speeches, asking us to do more, or give more, while they’re living better than 99.999% of the population on the planet. When they “come down to our level” and give enough away to live a nice, but “normal” life, then we can talk. Old Harry is worth about $28 million and lives in a swanky condo in NYC. And his old racist self, called Colin Powell a “house slave” in 2002. The man has a chip the size of a boulder on his shoulder. He gets after Jay Z and Beyonce for not contributing enough. Harry, this generation, for the most part, is much less concerned about what color everyone is than you old guys. As Oprah has said, the racism will die out, as the old people do…….

  • Cate

    Harry Belafonte’s speech was amazing and I LOVED that he also had the legendary Sidney Poitier come up on the stage too.

  • 55vineyard

    I like him but have differences of opinion with him about race. Seriously he is too sensitive and seems to see every little comment as an offense.

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