She will take to the stage of the Dolby Theater, in Hollywood, February 28, along with such other celebrities as Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Garner, Quincy Jones, and Charlize Theron, and Sofia Vergara.
The 88th Academy Awards will be televised live February 28 on ABC TV, starting at 7 p.m. (ET).
Writing for Canada’s Globe and Mail about the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, John Doyle used Sarah as evidence of the impact of Sanders’ appeal to the idealistic. The relevant excerpt:
…last August, Sarah Silverman introduced and endorsed Sanders in front of a crowd of 27,000 people at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, saying, “His moral compass and sense of values inspires me.” She listed the ways in which Sanders was right – his work on civil rights in 1960s, gay marriage in the 1980s, opposing the Iraq war and promoting the regulation of Wall Street. “Bernie is not for sale,” she said.
Hillary Clinton might have Lena Dunham, Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand on her side, but Sanders has the coolest of cool comedians in Silverman. And in emotional impact, she outweighs any number of multimillionaire entertainment-establishment types.
She may not have gotten to make an acceptance speech (Brie Larson won the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Award for which Sarah had also been nominated), but when she did take the stage at the 2016 SAG Awards, Sarah sure was funny. Sarah and Jason Bateman presented the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Feigning difficulty reading the teleprompter, Sarah put on her reading glasses…and her mustache.
After having Giuliana Rancic’s 2014 Emmy Awards red carpet exposure of the pen Sarah uses to vape pot make headlines in 2014, Sarah revealed a different strategy for carrying her weed at Saturday night’s 2016 SAG Awards. “My boyfriend is smuggling it in his rectum!”