Kelley Altizer works in management for Amazon.com and enjoys writing about film, literature, and technology and their effects on our daily lives. In her spare time, she loves writing and recording music with her husband and writing creative fiction.
Perceived as self-congratulatory or smug acts of virtue-signaling, awards ceremony speeches play key roles in raising awareness for important issues. Celebrities are not political experts. Still, that shouldn't distract the public from reflecting on hot-button issues like minority representation in film, and sexual misconduct.