Oscar Award - The best Picture
Today I watched the Oscar Academy Award Live , a big treat I send to myself every year.
Here is a summary of the winners‘ speeches and my reflections
1 The Best Picture Award： Green Book
I was soo happy to see my pick on "Green Book" to be the best movie, then it made it !
What a surprise and not a surprise.
I love the movie because it is not only very fun, entertaining but touching. Opening up our eyes, softening people's heart. and it proves racism , discrimination can be resolved by kindness, love sharing, listening to each others and to understand each other.
Racism is a universal issue, and this movie is also symbolic to fight all discrimination because of differences in education background, health situation, disability, color of skin, religions, nationalities, rich or poor ages, experiences or non experience...
This movie is not only entertaining, but also thought provoking, making people think how to create an equal society, a better world with more love and kindness.
Director Farrelly said, "This whole story is about love. It's about loving each other despite our differences and finding the truth about who we are: We're the same people."
Yes， we are all the same, in subconscious world！I could't agree more
"This is like a dream," said producer Jim Burke while accepting the trophy with the Green Book cast and team, including fellow producers Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga. "We made this film with love and we made it with tenderness and we made it with respect."
I was struck by one of the writer, Tony's son interview that this movie is a family love story, warm, hilarious but serious social topic to show we can love each other to make a warm society despite of differences in color an culture, religions...
The leading character Viggo sharing made me think this movie has a timeless impact on discrimination issue, teaching us to treat everyone equal, physical, psychologically and social level with generosity and compassion.
2 The Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali makes history as first black actor with two best supporting Oscars after winning for Green Book
"In accepting the Academy Award, Ali thanked Mortensen and the film's director and co-writer Peter Farrelly as well as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer who served as an executive producer on the movie.
He also thanked his wife Amatus Sami Karim, with whom he shares a daughter.
He concluded: 'I want to dedicate this to my grandmother, who has been in my ear my entire life, telling me that if at first I don’t succeed, try, try again.'
Ali said his grandmother told him he 'could do anything I put my mind to' and always pushed him 'to think positively'.
'I know that I would not be here, that she has gotten me over the hump every step of the way,' he said. "
3 Best Supporting Actress
Watch Regina King's Oscar 2019 acceptance speech for Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Sharon Rivers in IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. Watch more highlights from Oscars 2019 on Oscar.com and in the ABC app!
“I’m an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone,” King said. “Mom, I love you so much.”
4 Best Actress
First-time Oscar nominee Olivia Colman just won big — and she looked shocked!
Colman, 45, took home the Best Actress statuette for her role in The Favourite at the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, where she gave a hilarious and emotional speech after her surprising win. The British actress played Queen Anne months before she’s set to take over as Queen ElizabethII in Netflix’s The Crown later this year.
“It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. I got an Oscar,” Colman said as she looked at her trophy. “I have to thank lots of people. Yorgos [Lanthimos], my best director and the best film with Emma [Stone] and Rachel [Weisz], the two loveliest women to fall in love with and go to work with every day. You can imagine it wasn’t a hardship.”
She continued, “Glenn, you’ve been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be and I think you’re amazing and I love you very much. My kids are at home watching. And if you’re not then kind of well-done, but I sort of hope you are. This is not going to happen again. Any little girl who is practicing their speech on the telly, you never know. I used to work as a cleaner, I loved that job, I used to spend quite a lot of my time practicing. My husband Ed and best friend, I love you so much. 25 years you have been my best supporter and he is going to cry. I’m not.”
5 Best Actor
"I may not have been the obvious choice, but I guess it worked out," Malek, who is a first-generation American whose parents arrived in the country from Egypt, said during his emotional acceptance speech. He is the first actor of Arab descent to win Best Actor.
"I think about what it would have been like to tell little baba Rami that one day this might happen to him, and I think his curly-haired little mind might have been blown," he said. "That kid was struggling with his identity, trying to figure himself out, and I think to anyone who may be struggling with their identity, listen, we made [a film about a gay immigrant ... it is proof that we're longing for stories like this. I am the son of immigrants from Egypt, I am a first-generation American, and part of my story is being written right now, and I could not be more grateful."
6 Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film
7 Best Directing
“Thank you so much, being here doesn’t get old, I hope Guillermo doesn’t get old. I want to thank so many people, obviously Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira, they are the film, they are truly the film.
The amazing cast and crew Gabriela Rodriguez and Nicolás Celis the producers, David Linde and Jonathan King and Participant media.
Scott Stuber and Julia Fontaine and Netflix, Bebe Lerner at ID and Guillmero Del Toro, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Henry Holmes.
Now, I have to say I’m going to get lost in a Bermuda triangle here, so I’d better take my notes.
Oh yeah, I want to thank the Academy for recognising a film centred around an indigenous woman, one of the 70 million domestic workers in the world without work rights, a character that had been historically relegated to the background in cinema, as artists our job is to look where others don’t. This responsibility becomes much more important in times when we are being encouraged to look away.
Muchas gracias a Libo, muchas gracias mi familia, muchas gracias Mexico. Gracias, gracias, gracias.”
“There’s the other perverse relationship between class and race. So this is the woman who raised me, it’s my—it’s weird to say surrogate mother because it’s a strange word. Put it this way, that’s the case of so many domestic workers or nannies. They have more presence in your life than sometimes the biological mum.”
8 best Cinematography
9 Best Documentary
FREE SOLO Accepts the Oscar for Documentary (Feature)
Onstage, Chai Vasarhelyi thanked National Geographic, which made the film, “for believing in us and for hiring women and people of color because we only help make the films better.”
“This film is for everyone who believes in the impossible,” she said. “It was the work of an army.”
10 Best Animated Feature Film
11 Best Oscar for Short Film (Animated)
The eight-minute story follows an ageing Chinese-Canadian mum suffering from empty-nest syndrome. She gets another chance at motherhood when one of the dumplings she lovingly fills and steams springs to life in her mouth.
The cute, giggly dumpling boy is a new bundle of joy for the mother as she takes him shopping and to tai chi in the park but Dumpling starts growing up fast even getting engaged meaning his mother must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. PSA: there's a bit of a twist but it all turns out okay in the end.
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE Accepts the Oscar for Documentary (Short Subject)
Lee, wearing a purple suit and customized gold Jordans, held a piece of paper and read a powerful speech that acknowledged the sacrifices of his family and ancestors.
Read and watch his full acceptance speech below.
Alright. I want to thank Tonya, Jack, and Satchel. The word today is irony. The date? The 24th. The month? February which also happens to be the shortest month of the year, which also happens to be Black History Month. The year 2019. The year 1619. History. Herstory. 1619 2019. 400 years. 400 years [ago] our ancestors were stolen from Mother Africa and brought to Jamestown, Virgina enslaved. Our ancestors worked for the land, from [when they couldn’t] see in the morning [until] they can’t see at night.My grandmother Zimme Shelton Aretha - who lived to be 100 years young, who is a Spelman graduate, even though her mother was a slave. My grandmother who saved 50 years of social security checks to put her first grandchild [in college]. She called me Spikey Poo. She put me through Morehouse College and NYU’s grad film [program].Before the world tonight, I give praise to the ancestors, who help build this country and [sic] along with the genocide of his native people. If we all connect with our ancestors, we will have love, wisdom and regain our humanity. It will be a powerful moment.The 2020 presidential election is around the corner! Let’s all mobilize. Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing! You know I had to get that in there!
13 Best Oscar for Music (Original Song)
their song 'Shallow' from the film A STAR IS BORN at Oscars 2019.
Lady Gaga is now an Oscar winner. The A Star Is Born actress just won the Best Original Song Academy Award for the movie's breakout song "Shallow." On stage, Gaga gave an emotional acceptance speech to mark the moment. She started by thanking all her song co-writers. Then she thanked her family and Bradley Cooper:
"To my sister, my soulmate, I love you. My family's here, I love you, Mom and Dad. Bradley, there is not a single person on the planet that could've sang this song with me but you. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you so much. And if you are at home, and you're sitting on your couch and you're watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work. I've worked hard for a long time, and it's not about, you know...it's not about winning. But what it's about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There's a discipline for passion. And it's not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or you're beaten up. It's about how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going. Thank you!"
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