SHAILENE WOODLEY, JADEN SMITH, AND MOBY RECEIVE TOP HONORS AT THE 26TH ANNUAL EMA AWARDS
First off, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) did their annual awards show with panache and grace.
In addition, the EMA Awards honor film and television productions and people who increase public awareness of environmental issues. Also and inspire personal action on these issues. I’ve always been a fan. Now we can try to work together to also clean the world and the water too!
Hence, here are some snapshots and videos from the night at Warner Brothers studios in California.
Watch Honoree Jaden Smith talk so amazingly about how he’s working to save our planet’s resources. He is so crushing it aka saving the planet and his work with JUST Water.
On October 23, 2016 The Environmental Media Association (EMA) awards announced the 26th annual EMA Awards winners. Furthermore, EMA dedicating work to harnessing the power of celebrity and the media to promote and inspire solutions. Cause solutions for the environment through their impact in media and pop culture. Furthermore, it also believes through positive role modeling the entertainment community. Through that they believe they can inspire consumers to take action. With this mission in mind, the organization bestowed its top honors upon the following people:
Shailene Woodley (Female EMA Futures Award), Jaden Smith (Male EMA Futures Award) and Moby (EMA Missions in Music Award). Further was Robyn O’Brien (EMA Green Parent Award), and United Nations PRI (EMA Corporate Responsibility Award). All EMA Awards honorees presented with crystal awards. That’s with Swarovski on a stage built and on the backlot of Warner Bros. Studios. So it seems It adorned a sparkling Swarovski crystal curtain. Also, with framing a custom-made and Swarovski crystal-embellished podium.
Highlights of the evening:
As well, Host Nicole Richie led the evening preaching about being environmentally conscious. Most funny and did it with some light political banter. “Are we all ready to make America green again? I am calling for a total and complete ban on climate change deniers. Nobody loves the environment more than Richie does. I was one of the first Young Hollywood board members. Before me, no one drove a Prius, no one took their bags to the market. In fact, I’m pretty sure I invented the concept of smoking weed out of a pen. That’s why nobody has a better relationship with the greens than I do.”
Most noteworthy, Shailene Woodley has strongly and publicly opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline. She gave a heartfelt acceptance speech hence that resulted in a standing ovation. “Thousands of people committing to fighting and winning a battle against corporate greed with nothing but love and compassion. Live a more compassionate life because the ripple effect of that is what is going to save our oceans, our planet, and our race.”
As well, Jaden Smith challenged the audience to take action. “It’s time to be proactive, because there is hope. This isn’t the first time in history that humankind has faced grave challenges. Challenges into the next chapters of responsibility and collaboration,” said Smith as he accepted his award. “This is dedicated to those who are driven, committed, creative and hopeful for a bright and resilient future.”
Most noteworthy, Moby brought the house down. Cause he gave a surprise live musical performance. That is accompanying his speech on animal agriculture. “One thing that we collectively as a nation. And a species, we could do to really address environmental concerns is stop supporting animal agriculture. We can address environmental issues just by stop subsidizing animal agriculture.”
In addition, PHOTO & B-ROLL CREDIT: Getty on Behalf of the Environmental Media Association
So, therefore, here are the 2016 Film and Television EMA Awards Winners.
How To Let Go of The World And Love all The Things Climate Can’t Change (HBO)
Cyberchase “Bottled Up” (PBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live “Climate Change” (ABC)
In addition, Feature – TIE
Jungle Book (Disney)
Consumed (Marvista Ent)
Simpsons “TEENAGE MUTANT MILK-CAUSED HURDLES” (Fox)
The Blacklist “Eli Machett” No. 72 (Sony/NBC)
Excellence in Advertising
Angry Birds “International Day of Happiness” (Sony)
In addition, Honoree Shailene Woodley gave a very inspiring speech this year.
Most importantly and again noteworthy, please please Listen to filmmaker Josh Fox’s acceptance speech. That’s for winning best Documentary for his film “How to Let Go of the World”.
Source: Environmental Media Association