There weren’t too many f-bombs, or lengthy speeches thanking grandmothers, but the Academy Awards 2012 did have some sweet speeches by the winners. Here’s some for the sugar spike:
Meryl Streep – Lead Actress – The Iron Lady
“When they called my name I’d had this feeling I could hear half of America going “oh no…oh c’mon…why…her…again?” But whatever.”
Michel Hazanavicius – Best Director – The Artist
“I have an Oscar. I forgot my speech… I want to thank Uggie, the dog, I think he doesn’t care. I’m not sure he understands what I say. He’s not that good, but thank you.”
Christopher Plummer – Best Supporting Actor – Beginners
“You’re only two years older than me darling, where have you been all my life?”
Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty – Best Sound Editing – Hugo
Eugene: You go.
Philip Stockton: No, ‘Hugo’.
TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas – Best Documentary (Feature) – Undefeated
Lindsay: A year ago today we were sitting in our editing room, depressed thinking nobody was ever going to see this movie and a friend said, “don’t worry, next year you’ll be at the Oscars” and we said, “you’re an idiot.” So we’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to him and say you’re a lot smarter than we thought.
Bret McKenzie – Best Music (Original Song) – Man or Muppet in The Muppets
“I was genuinely starstruck when I finally met Kermit the Frog. But once you get to know him, he’s just a normal frog. And like many stars here tonight, he’s a lot shorter in real life.”
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – Best Documentary – Saving Face
“To all the women in Pakistan who are working for change, don’t give up on your dreams. This is for you.”