Harry Belafonte receives Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at 2014 Governors Awards

Harry Belafonte received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award last night at the 2014 Governors Awards. Belafonte gave one of the all-time great acceptance speeches at Saturday night’s event, citing Hollywood’s often-shameful power to influence attitudes, and challenging the heavy-hitters in the room to instead create works that allow global audiences “to see the better side of who we are as a species.”

The performer pulled no punches. Check it out, below.

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