93rd Oscars Backstage Interview Transcript: JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD - MPTF

SPEECH BY: Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe


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Q. Hello.  Congratulations.
A. Thank you, sir.

Q. How does it feel to be an award show ‑‑ obviously, during the pandemic, how do you all feel right now in the situation?
A. I'll speak first. We feel blessed that the academy has chosen to honor us with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.  Hersholt was a seminal player in the Motion Picture and Television Fund for many years, not only when he was president, but before that and after that. He helped raise the money to buy and build our campus. And it's just so amazing to us that we will be able to bring the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award back to where Hersholt started.

Q. Congratulations.


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