Jonathan Glazer, accepting the Oscar for Best International Film for “The Zone of Interest,” shocked Jewish audiences when he used his acceptance speech for the Holocaust film to condemn Israel.

“Right now we stand here as men who refute their Jewishness and the Holocaust being hijacked by an occupation which has led to conflict for so many innocent people, whether the victims of October the 7th in Israel or the ongoing attack on Gaza, all the victims, this humanization, how do we resist?” Glazer said.

Glazer isn’t the only one to speak out on the Israel-Hamas war this awards season. At the Berlin International Film Festival, filmmaker Eliza Hittman attacked Israel’s right to defend itself.

“As a Jewish filmmaker who won the Silver Bear in 2020, it is important for me to be here. There is no ‘just war,’ and the more people try to convince themselves there’s a just war, the more they commit a grotesque act of self-deception,” Hittman said.

Pro-Arab demonstrators voiced their protests outside the venue before the event. The Hollywood Reporter was on the scene as protesters shut down the flow of traffic to the Oscars red carpet, causing many attendees to get out of their cars and walk to the Dolby Theatre.

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