James Corden Gives Touching Orlando Speech at 2016 Tony Awards: 'Hate Will Never Win'

The 2016 Tony Awards began with a tribute to the tragedy in Orlando.

Tony Awards Dedicate Ceremony to Orlando Shooting Victims

"All around the world, people are trying to come to terms with the horrific events that occurred in Orlando this morning," host James Corden said. "Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this tragedy."

"Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality and gender is equal, is embraced and is loved. Hate will never win."

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Watch his speech above.

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