The Oscar Awards are again in the books till next year. But, this year was no less spectacular as the air was filled with poignant acceptance speeches, hilarious moments, musical performances to a star studded night. And, those special moments that made the news were.
Yes, PARASITE which took four of the six awards it was nominated for. Producer/Writer/Director Bong Joon Ho has never been nominated before for an Oscar and in his first time he took home three, Writing (Original Screenplay), Directing, and making history by winning the first non-English language Best Picture award as well.
Sir Elton John won his second career Oscar for Music (Original Song), with Bernie Taupin, the lyricist also winning his first. And of course, the big hit of the theater and internet alike- Elton performing his nominated song I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.”
Laura Dren had the entire audience in misty-eyes as she gave her acceptance speech for Actress in Supporting Role. Saying some people say they never met their heroes, but if you’re really blessed, god gives them as your parents- referring to her parents Hollywood legends Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern.
Apart from the award winners there were those who did something that became a headline. Writer/Director Spike Lee arrived in a purple suit featuring lapels emblazoned with “24”. The late basketball star Kobe Bryant’s Jersey number.