Award shows get political as stars speak out at Oscars, Grammys, SAG Awards and more

A man is seen in silhouette onstage during rehearsals for the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California
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Award ceremonies are renowned for celebrating the entertainment industry's latest set of achievements, however this season's shows have quickly turned political as attendees voice their opinions on topical issues.

From Meryl Streep's speech about President Donald Trump at the Golden Globes, to other stars using their acceptance speeches to raise awareness on subjects close to their hearts, politics has been a common theme.

CNBC takes a look at some of the most noteworthy political moments from this year's set of award shows.

Oscars: Art has no borders

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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"Tonight is proof that art has no borders, art has no single language and art does not belong to a single faith. For the power of art is that it transcends all these things and, as a result, all creative artists around the world are connected by an unbreakable bond that is powerful and permanent."

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs speaks at the Oscars.

Oscars: We build life that cannot be divided

Actors Hailee Steinfeld (L) and Gael Garcia Bernal speak onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards
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"Flesh and blood actors are migrant workers. We travel the love of the world, we build families, we construct stories, we build life that cannot be divided. As a Mexican, as a Latin-American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I'm against any form of wall that wants to separates us."

—Actor Gael Garcia Bernal speaking at the Oscars

Oscars: 'We are all not so different'

Engineer/astronaut Anousheh Ansari (C) and former NASA scientist Firouz Naderi (R) accept Best Foreign Language Film for 'The Salesman' on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi onstage with actors Charlize Theron and Shirley MacLaine during the 89th Annual Academy Awards
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"The fear generated by dividing us into genders, colors, religions and sexualities as a means to justify violence destroys the things that we depend on — not only as artists but as humans: the diversity of cultures, the chance to be enriched by something seemingly "foreign" and the belief that human encounters can change us for the better. These divisive walls prevent people from experiencing something simple but fundamental: from discovering that we are all not so different."

—Film directors from the 2017 Oscar-nominated foreign-language films category issued a statement to the media including USA Today, prior to Sunday night's awards, criticizing nationalist politics.

In the image: Iranian-American engineer Anousheh Ansari and former NASA scientist Firouz Naderi accept the Best Foreign Language Film award for "The Salesman" on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi.

Golden Globes: ‘Disrespect invites disrespect’

Meryl Streep accepts Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills
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"This instinct to humiliate, when it's modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody's life, because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose."

—Actress Meryl Streep at the 2017 Golden Globes

Golden Globes: A speech for women

Tracee Ellis Ross poses with the award for Best Actress in a Comedy TV series for her role in Black-ish, in the press room at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards
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"This is for all of the women, women of color and colorful people, whose stories, ideas, thoughts, are not always considered worthy and valid and important, but I want you to know that I see you. We see you."

—TV Actress Tracee Ellis Ross speaking at the Golden Globes, as she accepted the award for 'Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy'.

SAG Awards: Refugees welcome

Actors Simon Helberg (L) and Jocelyn Towne attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
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"Refugees Welcome" and "Let Them In".

—Actors Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne make a statement against President Trump's temporary travel ban.

SAG Awards: Fighting the monsters

Actors of 'Stranger Things' accept Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017
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"We are united in that we are all human beings, and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting, and mysterious ride that is being alive."

"Now, as we act in the continuing narrative of "Stranger Things," we 1983 midwesterners will repel bullies. We will shelter freaks and outcasts, those who have no home. We will get past the lies. We will hunt monsters, and when we are at a loss amidst the hypocrisy and the casual violence of certain individuals and institutions, we will, as per chief Jim Hopper, punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the weak and the disenfranchised and the marginalized and we will do it all with soul with heart and with joy."

Actor David Harbour, after he and the cast of "Stranger Things" received an award at the SAG Awards.

SAG Awards: ‘Love wins every time’

Actors Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles
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"This story is of unity. This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside and we come together as a human race. We win. Love wins every time."

—Actress Taraji P. Henson, after her and the cast of "Hidden Figures" received an award at the SAG Awards.

BAFTA: What lies ahead after Brexit

Curzon CEO Philip Knatchbull, winner of the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award, poses in the winners room at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)
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"Change in life is inevitable, but if after Brexit the essential EU support we receive either stops or is not replaced, then the risks we are able to take with films that exist outside of the mainstream will become much harder and all our lives will be the poorer for it."

—Curzon CEO Philip Knatchbull in an acceptance speech for 'Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema' at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2017

Grammys: ‘Persist’

Recording artist Katy Perry at The 59th GRAMMY Awards
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At the Grammys 2017, singer Katy Perry took to the stage to perform her "purposeful pop" song, "Chained to the Rhythm", which ended with her saying "no hate". But that wasn't the only political element of the performance.

Perry wore a white pantsuit, designed by Tom Ford, according to Vogue, which had a Planned Parenthood pin on the lapel and an armband with the word "persist" embroidered on it.

Grammys: ‘Our voices are needed more than ever’

Jennifer Lopez on the Red Carpet at THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles,
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"At this particular point in history, our voices are needed more than ever. As Toni Morrison once said, this is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, and no room for fear."

"We do language – that is how civilizations heal. So tonight, we celebrate our most universal language, music, as we honor the voices of the past and the present. Here's to the new voices."

Singer Jennifer Lopez, when presenting an award at the 2017 Grammys

People's Choice Awards: Finding light in darkness

Honoree Tyler Perry accepts the Favorite Humanitarian Award onstage during the People's Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017
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"What I have found, and what's been so important to me right now, is that — as I look at the state of the world and the state of our country and everything that is going on, it is so important that we know that no matter how dark it gets, we all have to be light for each other."

Actor Tyler Perry says when accepting the 'Favorite Humanitarian' award at the People's Choice Awards

American Music Awards: Green Day says no to Trump

Recording artists Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day perform onstage at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016
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"No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!"

—Rock band Green Day sing during a performance of "Bang Bang" at the American Music Awards.