Speech length: 2 minutes and 24 seconds (not played off)
Cause(s) supported: Ukrainian/Venezuelan dreamers and the fight against AIDS
General thoughts: It was tricky figuring out who to slap at the bottom of this list. As we will see shortly, we've got plenty of bland name-listers in the mix, and while Leto doesn't fall into that trap for long, his speech is all over the place, very self-congratulatory, a bit insensitive, and deathly unenthusiastic. After his WeCrashed costar, Anne Hathaway, presents him with the award, he begins with a lengthy tribute to his mother before pivoting to thank his brother (and name drop his band 30 Seconds to Mars). He then dedicates the award to those who dare to dream "in places like Ukraine and Venezuela" but it comes off as a bit disingenuous as he skips right along to shout out a bunch of rich Hollywood moguls. He finishes by standing "with and for" those who have faced injustice, namely the LGBTQ+ community and AIDS victims. While this is in line with the film's message, it feels hollow, especially since Leto himself is not a member of the community and his casting as a trans woman with HIV was (and is) controversial. Add to that a stoic delivery, and you've got yourself a pretty disorienting, whack-a-mole speech.
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