Last night I watched the Academy Awards show–all of it. I paid for that this morning when I had to drag myself out of bed, my eyes still heavy with sleep. There were many oscar moments–Halle Berry’s tribute to Lena Horne, Melissa Leo’s win and her dropping of the “F” bomb, Kirk Douglas keeping the Best Supporting Actress nominees in suspense, Natalie Portman thanking everyone, including the makeup people and cameramen. However, the highlight for me was when Tom Hooper made gave his acceptance speech after he won for Best Director.
Hooper thanked his mother who was in the audience for attending a reading of an unproduced play in 2007. “She cme home, she rang me up, and said, ‘I think I found your next film.’ … The moral of the story is: Listen to your mother.”
Thanks to his mother’s advice, the movie also earned a best actor oscar for Colin Firth, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for 73 year old David Seidler.
And the best advice oscar goes to–Mrs. Hooper.