I always feel super inspired after watching the successes of the Academy Award winners so I thought I’d share five of my favourite acceptance speeches on this glorious Monday.
I HAVE to start with the best speech of the evening which was delivered so humbly by our own, Olivia Colman. It was so incredibly heart warming to watch her pick up this unexpected but wholly deserved award. The likes of Peep Show & Broadchurch feel a million miles away.
‘Any little girl who’s practising her speech on the telly, you never know! I used to work as a cleaner, I loved that job but I did spent quite a lot of time imagining this’
My first (of many) cries of the night was due to Regina Kings acceptance speech for her work on If Beale Street Could Talk. King by name but a true Queen by nature.
‘So it’s appropriate to be standing here because I am an example of what it looks like when support and love is poured into someone, God is good, all the time.”
Hannah Beachler made history last night by becoming the first black female to ever win the award for best production design – she was also the first black person to be nominated for the award. Hannahs acceptance speech was one of the sweetest of the night as she scrambled through her phone to find the what she had written on her notes – can relate.
‘And when you think it’s impossible, just remember … this piece of advice I got from a very wise woman: I did my best and my best is good enough.’
Yep crying again.
Having not quite recovered from Lady Gaga and Bradley Coopers rendition of Shallow, I was thrown again into emotional turmoil with Gagas acceptance speech. Her, Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt & Anthony Rossomando picked up the award but it was Gaga who (obviously) took the speech by the horns.
‘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.’
Spike Lee gave a politically charged speech in his acceptance for his work on BlacKkKlansman. He acknowledged the upcoming elections for US president as well as honouring his grandmother who he dedicated his successes to. The cutest presenter and winner moment of the evening most certainly goes to Spike & Samuel ❤
“The 2020 election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilise. Let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love verses hate. Let’s do the right thing!’