Jimmy Kimmel Gave A Special Shout-Out To The Parkland Survivors In His Oscars Monologue

And he wasn't the only one.

Sunday night's 90th Academy Awards were about honoring the best movies of the past year, but the event wasn't without its statement-making moments. That includes a few tributes to the survivors of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The students are fighting for gun reform.

During his opening monologue, host Jimmy Kimmel suggested winners keep their acceptance speeches brief, while also encouraging them to use their platform to speak about things that matter to them. "If you want to encourage others to join the amazing students of Parkland at their march on the 24th, do that," Kimmel said, referring to the March For Our Lives, which has received the support of stars such as George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey. The comment earned applause from the audience.

But Kimmel wasn't the only one to pay tribute to the Parkland activists during the ceremony. During his performance of the nominated song "Stand Up For Something" with Andra Day, Common mentioned the topic. "Tell the NRA they in God's way," he rapped. "And to the people of Parkland we say asé."

Some attendees also drew attention to the issue of gun violence in their wardrobe. Lin-Manuel Miranda was seen on the red carpet wearing an orange American flag on his lapel. The pin, which was also worn by The Greatest Showman star Keala Settle during her performance, was created by the organization Everytown for Gun Safety. You can buy your own on the Everytown website.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's opening Oscars monologue below:


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