John Legend criticized U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday during the annual awards ceremony of the Producers Guild of America in Los Angeles. John Legend poses backstage after presenting an award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan. 8, 2017. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

John Legend criticized U.S. President Donald Trump Saturday, during the annual awards ceremony of the Producers Guild of America in Los Angeles, according to Billboard. The singer-songwriter’s remarks came after Trump’s imposition of restrictions on immigration.

“Los Angeles is the home of so many immigrants, so many creative people, so many dreamers. Our America is big, it is free, and it is open to dreamers of all races, all countries, all religions,” Legend said onstage while presenting a clip of “La La Land,” in which he starred and also served as executive producer. “Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump. I want to specifically tonight reject his vision and affirm that America has to be better than that.”

Trump’s ban on citizens from certain Muslim countries have led to protests against the order across the country. Attendees of the PGA, in addition to Legend, also expressed their opposition.

PGA president Lori McCreary said, “For now, more than ever, we have the need, the ability, to create content that expresses our true values. Now more than ever we need to remember the words on the Statue of Liberty: ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’”

Colin Firth, while accepting the Stanley Kramer award for the film “Loving” which he co-produced, said, “This is for Richard & Mildred Loving, the ACLU and for everyone whose families are being separated by the discrimination of others.”

While presenting the said award, which the film received for helping raise awareness of social issues, Thandie Newton said, “We may lose the small battles but we will win the big war.”

Film producer Megan Ellison remarked, “The scariest thing we can do now, or ever, is to shut up.”

While many of the honorees aired their disapproval of Trump’s policies, Mark Burnett, producer of Donald Trump's “The Apprentice,” was booed as he received the award for outstanding producer of competition television.