Lady Gaga’s performance of “Til It Happens to You”, in which survivors of sexual assault took the stage, was the emotional centerpiece of the Oscars last night. The performance, introduced by Vice President Joe Biden, brought people to tears, and to their feet.
Watch the intro:
Joe Biden introduces Lady Gaga at the #Oscars. https://t.co/aRmjqBSbjg
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) February 29, 2016
And the performance:
In a powerful gesture seen by those in the theatre balcony, Best Actress winner Brie Larson, whose character in Room was held captive by a sexual predator, got up out of her seat and hugged each and every survivor as they came down off the stage after the performance.
Then best actress fave Brie Larson gets up, hugs each, every one. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/OI3cFZaLtl
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) February 29, 2016