Sean Penn will boycott Oscars if Ukraine’s Zelenskyy does not speak at Oscars 

Sean Penn is calling on Hollywood to boycott the Academy Awards 

if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is denied a chance to speak at the red-carpet event. 

He made his claims during an interview with CNN 

He said: "There is nothing greater than the Academy Awards could do than to give [Zelenskyy] an opportunity to talk to all of us." 

It is my understanding that a decision has been made not to do it.  

That is not me commenting on whether or not President Zelenskyy had wanted to. 

Sean Penn won two Oscars and vowed to “smelt mine in public” if Zelensky is denied a chance to speak at the Academy.

The Ukrainian leader has been in talks with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Zelensky tries to make a video appearance during Sunday’s broadcast of the Oscars ceremony. 

Penn met with Zelensky while in Ukraine in February, when he was filming a documentary