Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Best Moment of the Oscars

"…For those who saw the signs of hatred as our cars drove in tonight, I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect, and anticipate their great shame, and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone. And there are these last two things. I’m very, very proud to live in a country that is willing to elect an elegant man President, and a country who, for all its toughness, creates courageous artists, and this is in great due respect to all the nominees, creates courageous artists who despite a sensitivity that sometimes has brought enormous challenge, Mickey Rourke rises again, and he is my brother."
Sean Penn's Acceptance Speech
2009 Oscar Ceremony


Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

I would have pegged "Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto" as the primo moment of this year's show, but yeah, Penn's speech was moving.

elgringo said...

Haha, holy damn, that was funny.
"Thank you the academy.
Thank you the company.
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto."
Loved it.

Mikey Filmmaker said...

That was a good speech. California needs to overturn Prop 8. It's a disgrace.