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José Andrés honors immigrants, women in Oscars speech

José Andrés honors immigrants, women in Oscars speech

Celebrity chef José Andrés paid tribute to the “invisible people in our lives” at the Oscars, saying immigrants and women are the ones who “move humanity forward.”
The Spanish-born Andrés, who is also a philanthropist, introduced “Roma,” which is nominated in the “Best Picture” category at Sunday’s Academy Awards.
“People of the world, each person’s life is a recipe all on its own with different measures of joy and sadness, struggles and success, love and loss,” Andrés, a frequent critic of President Trump
, said during his remarks.
Calling “Roma” a “beautiful, intimate film,” Andrés said to applause it “gives a voice to the voiceless reminds us of the understanding and compassion that we all owe to the invisible people in our lives — immigrants and women — who move humanity forward.”
Andrés has gained national attention for his disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and for providing free meals to federal workers during the partial government shutdown earlier this year.
Earlier this month, Andrés made headlines when he wore a shirt with the message “Immigrants Feed America” written on it while attending Trump’s State of the Union address.