Hollywood celebrities walking the red carpet at the Oscars pretty much have it all—fame, luxury, glory. While many of them are known for their talent and lifestyles, their philanthropic side is usually clandestine.
Their altruistic efforts extend to helping people with disabilities, donating to children’s shelters, and standing for a cleaner planet. We commend these five Oscar-nominated celebrities, who consciously give back to the society. Get inspired!
Nominated for Actor In A Leading Role, for The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch has long been an ambassador of The Prince’s Trust, a charitable organization for disadvantaged young people in the UK.
He also supports Elton John’s AID’s Foundation, Children’s Defense Fund, and MND Association, that aims to improve health and social care services for people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
Nominated for Actor In A Leading Role, for American Sniper, Cooper is quite benevolent. He’s on the board of directors of a charity founded by Paul Newman. He also supports Alzheimer’s Association, Cancer Research UK, United Service Organization and Stand Up To Cancer.
The veteran actress is nominated for Actress In A Leading Role, for Still Alice. She is an artist ambassador for the global charity, Save the Children, which reaches more than 70,000 children in the United States a year.
She also supports other causes, such as Children’s Health Fund, Human Rights Campaign, Keep America Beautiful, Love Our Children USA, and Red Cross.
This Oscar veteran has been nominated for Actress In A Supporting Role, for her movie Into The Woods.
She is an ardent supporter of charities like the Actors Fund of America, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Healthy Child Healthy World, The Prince’s Trust, Stand Up To Cancer, and Women In The World Foundation.
Nominated for Actress In A Leading Role, for Wild, Witherspoon was recently honored by a magazine for her humanitarian efforts.
Apart from donating and raising funds for various causes, she also supports the American Cancer Society, American Humane Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Safety Harbor Kids, Stand Up To Cancer, UNICEF, and UNIFEM.