Following a tired line from Sean Penn, Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu prayed for “dignity and respect” for the latest generation of immigrants in the United States. The Washington Post has the full quote:
I want to dedicate this award for my fellow Mexicans, the ones who live in Mexico,” Iñárritu said at the close of his acceptance speech. “I pray that we can find and build the government that we deserve. And the ones that live in this country, who are part of the latest generation of immigrants in this country, I just pray that they can be treated with the same dignity and respect of the ones who came before and built this incredible immigrant nation. Thank you very much.