Jared Leto won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a transgender person diagnosed with AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club.
During his acceptance speech at the 86th annual Academy Awards Sunday night, Leto took a moment to make a statement about current political issues in Venezuela and Ukraine:
To all the dreamers out there all around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say, we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible, we’re thinking of you tonight.
Leto then dedicated his award to all the victims who fought and lost the battle to AIDS:
And this is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS and to those of you out there who have ever felt injustice because of who you are or who you love. I stand here in front of the world with you and for you.