'The Revenant' Colorist Slams Trump at HPA Awards: "I’m Not OK With Immigrants Being Bashed"

Steven J. Scott spoke out as he accepted a trophy Thursday night at the HPA Awards.
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Steven J. Scott

The Revenant colorist Steven J. Scott received loud applause when he spoke out about President-elect Donald Trump’s comments toward immigrants, women and others, as he accepted his seventh Hollywood Professional Association Award for feature film color grading on Thursday night at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. 

Accepting the honor for his work on the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer, he thanked the film's director Alejandro G. Inarritu and cinematographer Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki, adding, “They’re immigrants from Mexico, and who would I be if I didn’t say how appalled I was to hear of them and their fellow countrymen being referred to as criminals and rapists.”

Scott, who emphasized his thanks to his female colleagues, his African-American assistant Ntana Key and others with whom he works, continued: “I’m grateful for the great diversity of people who’ve helped me, and all of us in this room, to reach our goals. So I’d like to say as strongly as I can that I’m not OK with immigrants being bashed, I’m not OK with entire races being denigrated, I’m not OK with bans of people who share a particular faith, I’m not OK with veterans and the handicapped being mocked, and I’m certainly not OK with someone who brags about sexually assaulting women being our next president."

Added Scott, "I won’t be OK with any of it until right is done by and for all of these fine, fine people.”

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