Monday, February 23, 2009

My Two Favorite Oscar Moments

EDIT - Tuesday Morn - the videos of various acceptance speeches, including the one below, appear to be disappearing and reappearing on Youtube

Here's a link to the page ON YOUTUBE where I found many of them.

And here is a link to the TEXT OF DUSTIN’S SPEECH

There is also a link at COURAGE CAMPAIGN where you can send a message to Dustin Black as well as learn more about the on-going struggle for equal rights



when he thanked his Mom for always loving and supporting him, even when there was pressure not to - pulled at my heart



I have always been a Sean Penn fan and I fully recognize that he can be a royal ass at times but I feel his intentions are always true, from his heart. And last night - he was perfect.

33 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

Yes, two very moving moments. Hurry the day we put this all behind us!!

Jay said...

I agree that Dustin Black's speech was very moving.

I don't disagree with WHAT Penn said. I just can't stand the guy.

Michael Manning said...

He had a date with Jewel and Clint Eastwood liked working with him, so he can't be a bad guy.

Linda Reeder said...

As soon as I saw your posting title I knew waht your two favorite moments would be, and of course I was right. that's because you are not afraid to reveal yourself to perfect strangers when it comes to causes you believe in.
I believe in you.

Jeff B said...

I missed the whole damn thing. Hrumph!!!

pink dogwood said...

I agree with you - It brought tears to my eyes when I was watching it.

Travis said...

We tuned in late, but we did catch both speeches. I thought the statements were tastefully made in a setting infamous for statements.

My favorite moment was the Humanitarian Award presented to Jerry Lewis, who is a personal hero of mine for his work in support of MDA.

Cloudia said...

Your post made me tear up again! Aloha-

Rob Inukshuk said...

Oh yes sister! Those were brill moments and my favourite too. Sigh...one day.

Sylvia K said...

I couldn't agree more with all of you! I don't have TV anymore, but I was exicted to know what the results were! Bless you all! We'll bring a new day to this country, one day, one dream, one belief at a time!

gabrielle said...

These were truly highlights. I’d have to add Sophia’s tribute to Meryl to the mix.

Dianne said...

deborah - the day can't come fast enough

jay - he has that affect on many people :)

michael - I remember Eastwood talking about how professional he is

linda - thank you, it's important to me - love is love

jeff - I thought it was a better show than usual, I have a crush on Hugh Jackman

pink - Dustin Black's pain was so evident - and his joy and resolve - made me cry too

travis - so many people thought Lewis would make a much longer speech - I wonder if his health held him back - that was very brief for him

cloudia - I tend to do that to people ;)

rob - yes my love, one day - I'm not shutting up til that day comes

sylvia - that's a lovely way to put it - you can see almost all of the show on oscar.com and youtube

gabrielle - that was a nice moment. I also liked what Shirley McLaine said about Anne Hathaway and I love the young cast from Slumdog

Reb said...

Those were both very touching moments. In spite of not being able to stand Penn, I think I may have to see the movie.

The stupid station I was watching cut out just as Loren was about to speak (for one of those obnoxious cartoon programs) by the time they got back, she was done...I was appalled to say the least... everyone knows they run overtime.

Now I have to go check the links you gave above - thanks ;)

the walking man said...

There was some award show on...must have missed it.

Liberality said...

The first youtube would not play but I take your word for it that it was touching. And the second one was fantastic--and elegant president and equal rights for all--right on!!!

Kay said...

Thanks for the vids... I totally missed the show being all busy with my junk food and Dr Who marathon....

Daryl said...

These adult moments balanced out the two tacky juvenile camera pans to Brad/Angelina while Jennifer Anniston was presenting ...

Hilary said...

Both were wonderful moments indeed. That first video is not playing at the moment but I found another site where that speech appears.

As for Jerry Lewis, I'm not a bit fan of the man. We had a good chuckle over "My humility is staggering!"

Ivanhoe said...

I enjoyed the whole Oscar show. I think Hugh was awesome - one of the best hosts!
Too bad I had to go to bed already at 10:30 :( and could not watch the ending.

Dianne said...

reb - can't believe they cut out!!

mark - yeah that award show got in the way of the awards ;)

liberality - I loved when he called Obama 'elegant' !!

kay - sounds like you had fun- I'm an Oscar junkie - have been since I was a kid

daryl - there was a post show that analyzed all their body language and dissected the moments - unreal stupidity

hilary - I'm not a Lewis fan either - he has said more than one person's share of hateful things and I never liked the way he drags the children around the stage - recently it came out how he speaks of the disabled behind closed doors

ivanhoe - I really enjoyed Hugh's hosting, I agree - he did a great job

storyteller said...

Because I don't see many movies at all these days (and because life is just plain BUSY right now) I missed the show ... so thanks for sharing ... I appreciate the links too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

CG said...

I agree!

Sparkling Red said...

Go Sean Penn! :-)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Sorry to be late on this. I had to call it an early night last night, which included being unable to watch the entire program. I'm so glad you posted this. I was going to go look for it but I didn't even have to.

Milk was a great film; and also Slum Dog Millionaire. The other nominee I saw was Benjamin Button, which I thought was truly terrible. A star-studded piece of crap.

Shelly said...

I didn't watch the awards but did catch a clip of Penn...it was perfect...made me like him. Some of us with smart mouths are always in trouble, hey man...somebody has to say it! lolol

SnoopMurph said...

I found these two moments to be highlights as well. I was especially impressed with Sean Penn, not only with his impassioned speech but a willingness to laugh at himself when he seems so serious all the time.

Dianne said...

storyteller - glad you liked the links, hope all your busy stuff is good stuff

CG - amen!!

sparkling - I know! he did good ;)

pagan - I read a review of Benjamin Button where they were saying how impossible it was to take a lovely short story and turn it into a long and miserable film - but that was exactly what they had done lol
hope you're feeling better

shelly - his smart mouth is exactly why I have always liked him, even before he got political - he is who and what he is

snoop - I love when he said "I know I don't make it easy to appreciate me" - a softer and more mature Sean - maybe Harvey Milk did that for him

Farmer*swife said...

I didn't get to watch the Dustin Black; they took away the rights for viewing.... :-(

Sean Penn did a fabulous job with his acceptance speech.

Thanks for poppin' in over at my place and giving me a shout out!

maryt/theteach said...

Dianne, thanks for putting up the Sean Penn video. I missed his acceptance speech (but I was ROOTING for him) I've alway thought he was a consummate actor. "Milk" was an extraordinary fil BTW the way, the other video has been removed!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I so agree, my dear Dianne.....Iloved both those speeches more than almost anything and was deeply moved by both of threse men. The day before Lance Black won for Best Screenplay at Film Indepedent Spirit Awards...These Awards are 'no holds'bard(?)"....people can say anything they want for as long as they want...And as the Title says---ALL the pictures and actors and writers, etc..Are all up for Independant Films.....
And incidentally, Mickey Roarke won the Spirit Award and spoke for about 8 or 9 minutes...IT WAS GREAT!

I also loved that Sean Penn mentioned Micket Roarke in such a loving way....That was true Generosity Of Spirit!

thornesworld said...

Hahaha! Thanks for this, Di. Since we let the cable go, I would have missed these completely had you not posted them.
I have to admit it- I can't help it, I have always had a soft spot for Sean. He was quite a pubk, and he can be an ass, but he is an incredible actor and does indeed have heart! Excellent vids!

Minnesotablue said...

Hollywood is always at the forefront promoting civil rights for all. I did see Slumdog (woderful) and now I HAVE to see Milk. Good job as always my friend!

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