Dev Patel SLAMS Trump's 'divisive and horrible' Muslim travel ban
The actor, who is nominated for his role as Saroo in Lion, said he was "utterly devastated" when he heard the news that the US president wanted to enforce a travel ban.
Speaking on the red carpet, he told People: "I just flew in from India a day ago. When I heard the news it was utterly devastating.
"The first thing that came into my head was the children who arrive on these shores with hope in their eyes and their hearts.
"It's horrible. It's divisive. I hope something changes and something can be done because it really is terrible."
Dev said that the travel ban was horrible and divisive
The actor was nominated for his role of Saroo in Lion
I hope something changes and something can be done because it really is terrible
Dev who looked very smart in a black tuxedo was not the only star to speak out at the awards.
Riz Ahmed, who starred in The Night Of and The OA last year, said now was the time for people to "make your voices heard".
The actor revealed that he knew people who have been hit by the travel band and he has now set up a campaign to help Syrian refugees.
He explained: "Now is not a time for escapism. If people care about the future of this country and the world… it's time to make your voices heard."
Riz Ahmed starred in HBO's The Night Of and Netflix's The OA
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John said that the US should be open and inclusive
And, singer John Legend, who appeared in this year's box office hit La La Land, added: "Everything our government does is being done in our name.
"I believe our country should be open and inclusive, particularly for refugees fleeing war-torn areas.
"They are fleeing terrorism, they are fleeing war, they are fleeing genocide."