Just like the BET Awards 2019 and the Primetime Emmy Awards 2020, Tyler Perry gave another rousing speech, this time at the Oscars 2021 on Sunday. “I would hope we reject hate,” Perry said during his powerful speech when receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in one of the highlights of the Academy Awards broadcast on ABC.
Another emotional acceptance speech that moved the audience came from Thomas Vinterberg, the international Oscar winner for one more round. He paid tribute to his teenage daughter Ida, who died in a car accident four days after filming began, and dedicated the award to her.
Minari co-star Yuh-Jung Youn, The person who was enthusiastic with their spontaneous comments throughout the awards season and especially thanked their “snobbish people” in Great Britain during their BAFTA acceptance speech did not disappoint again. Youn, the first Korean actress to win an Oscar, initially looked like a star and first turned to the category host, Brad Pitt. “It’s a great honor to meet you,” she said from a distance (due to Covid’s safety protocols, there was no moderator-winners interaction at this year’s Oscars). She went on to scold Pitt for not attending the Minari set and to roast anyone who mispronounced their name.
Another veteran actress known for her unpredictable – and always memorable – acceptance speeches, Frances McDormandI have to deliver two of these to Nomadland tonight. When she accepted the award for the best picture, she confused the audience by saying, “We give this award to our wolf,” followed by a long howl. It was later explained backstage that McDormand was playing Tribute to the film’s sound mixer, Michael Wolf Snyder, who died last month at the age of 35. Just minutes later, McDormand returned on stage to pick up the lead actress’ trophy and delivered the shortest acceptance speech of the night, mixing a Macbeth quote with a suggestion for a karaoke bar at the Oscars.
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Winner in his emotional acceptance speech Daniel Kaluuyarecognized the Black Panthers and Fred Hampton, the character he played in Judas and the Black Messiah. Kaluuya also made a comment that made his mother flinch and his sister buried her head in her hands. He opened his speech with heartfelt thanks to his family and concluded by thanking his parents again, this time for having sex so he could be born, a line that did not go smoothly with his relatives present.
Kaluuya later participated in a rare night entertainment piece that saw Glenn Close shows her musical knowledge – and dance skills. The quiz took participants who tried to identify a segment of the song and guess whether the song was an Oscar winner, an Oscar nominee, or none of the above. After shaky responses from Andra Day and Kaluuya, Close asked her question (OK, she might have got a bit of help before the show) and correctly identified a clip from “Da Butt,” written by Marcus Miller and performed by the DC-based band Experience Unlimited from Spike Lee’s 1988 Film School Daze. She took her knowledge to the next level by doing the typical dance step from the song to the delight of viewers who named Close a true symbol on Twitter.
In addition to Pitt, who also drew attention to himself with his husband Bötchen, presenters were in the spotlight at the Oscars Halle Berry, also for her new hairstyle that blew up Twitter, and Harrison Fordread, for its bit the brutal Blade runner Machining Notes after a screening of the classic film.
Despite abandoning a traditional comedic opening number, the Oscars had a memorable intro with it a long style of film first shot With Regina King take an Oscar from the outside deck and go for a walk through the 1930s Art Deco Union Station, where the main ceremony was held, to the Oscar stage.