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Watch: Hollywood actors gang up on Trump over immigration order at SAG awards
Actors Simon Helberg (L) and Jocelyn Towne attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Watch: Hollywood actors gang up on Trump over immigration order at SAG awards

Hollywood actors ganged up on President Donald Trump Sunday during the Screen Actor's Guild awards, chastising the new president over his recent executive order on immigration and refugees.

Actor Ashton Kutcher opened the awards show with a monologue directly addressing Trump's executive order, however not by name, which temporarily halts the U.S. resettlement refugee program for 120 days.

"Good evening fellow SAG, AFTRA members and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America," Kutcher explained while beating his chest. "You are part of the fabric of who we are, and we love you and we welcome you."

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won an award for her role in the hit-TV show "Veep," went on a diatribe during her acceptance speech over Trump's executive order, calling it a "blemish" on America.

"I want you all to know that I am the daughter of an immigrant," she said. "My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France, and I’m an American patriot and I love this country. Because I love this country, I am horrified by its blemishes, and this immigrant ban is a blemish and it is un-American."

"Our guilds are unions of storytellers who have always welcomed those from other nations, and of varying beliefs, who wish to share their creativity with America," the actress added, reading a statement from the Writers Guild of America. "We are grateful to them, we stand with them, we will fight for them."

During her speech, Louis-Dreyfus also made political jokes, quipping that she wasn't sure whether or not Russia hacked the SAG voting results while saying she was looking over the "million or probably million and a half people in this room," an obvious mockery of Trump's inauguration crowd size claims.

"I am the winner. The winner is me. Landslide," she joked.

Taylor Schilling, who stars in "Orange Is the New Black," also bashed Trump when accepting an award on behalf of the show's actors.

"We'd like to say that we stand up here representing a diverse group of people, representing generations of families who have sought a better life here from places like Nigeria, the Dominican Republican, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ireland," Schilling said to applause and cheer. "We know that it’s going to be up to us and all of you to keep telling stories to show what unites us is stronger than the forces that seek to divide us."

Mahershala Ali, who stars in "Moonlight" and other popular movies and shows such as "House of Cards" and the "Hunger Games" trilogy, spoke from his heart about the effects of Trump's executive order.

"What I've learned about working on 'Moonlight' is we see what happens when you persecute people," Ali said to cheers, holding back tears.

"When we get caught up in the minutiae and the details that make us all different, I think there’s two ways of seeing that: There’s the opportunity to see the texture of that person, the characteristics that make them unique, and then there’s an opportunity to go to war about it and say that this person is different from me, I don’t like you, let’s battle," Ali explained.

"My mother is an ordained minister, I'm a Muslim," he added. "I tell you now that we put things to the side and I was able to see her and she is able to see me. We love each other. The love has grown. That stuff is minutiae and it's not that important."

Actor Simon Helberg of the hit CBS series "Big Bang Theory" also made a big bang on the red carpet, touting a handwritten sign that said "REFUGEES WELCOME."

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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