This year's Oscars was set up to be a politically charged night but it was brands, not actors, who made the biggest statements.The awards show is the second biggest live television event in the United States, after the Super Bowl. This year, brands paid up to $2.1 million for a 30-second spot during the film industry's biggest annual event, according to Variety,
From uniting the nation, to championing women, these were the most politically charged ads from the 2017 Oscars.
1. Cadillac - "Carry"
The automotive brand aired four ads during the Oscars but its most powerful one called on people to unite a divided nation.
The ad included footage of Mohammed Ali, Marilyn Monroe, and Dwight Eisenhower to show how different people have the power to unite the country.