Hollywood has long been intertwined with politics, especially Democratic causes. That holds true for most of the political cash donated by this year's Oscar nominees. A Best Supporting Actor candidate heads the list.
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This just in: Hollywood prefers Democrats.
This year’s Oscar nominees gave more than $400,000 to federal candidates and campaigns in the past 20 years – 87 percent to Democrats, according to a report by the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington.
Overall, the entertainment industry of TV, music, and movies has contributed $264.8 million to federal candidates and political parties over the past 10 years – 70 percent to Democrats, according to CRP data.
“The relationship between Hollywood and Washington has a longstanding, albeit rocky, history; actors have been among the most vocal political activists,” the report notes. (See a Monitor report on this year's Academy Award nominees here.)