Thank you, to the Academy, for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. And so I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own.
Steve McQueen, you charge everything you fashion with a breath of your own spirit. Thank you so much for putting me in this position. This has been the joy of my life [weeps and audience applauds]. I’m certain that the dead are standing about you, watching and they are grateful. And so am I.
Chiwetel, thank you for your fearlessness and how deeply you went into telling Solomon’s story. Michael Fassbender, thank you. You were my rock. Alfre [Woodard] and Sarah [Paulson], it was a thrill to work with you. Joel Walker, the invisible performer in the editing room. Sean Bobbitt, Kalaadevi, Adruitha, Patty Norris, thank you, thank you, thank you — I could not be here without your work.
I want to thank my family for your training [laughs] and the Yale School of Drama as well, for your training. My friends the Wilsons, this one’s for you. My brother Junior sitting by my side, thank you so much. You’re my best friend.
When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid. Thank you.”
samrily said: i can't remember if i thanked you or not for the link. but thank you so much!
You did thank me! But I’ve been out all day and didn’t reply :( I hope it was useful! I like that website.
But I’ve just realized that there’s at least one person I know irl that follows this blog. I have been trying to be more open online about what I really do and think, but I don’t think I’m at the stage yet where I want the people I know in my daily life to know me at this level of honesty. I hope that makes sense.
I’m going to make a new blog unrelated to my current email address and probably will fill it with puppies and… Well, it will probably will mostly be puppies with other stuff thrown in.
There are several of you whom I’d love to have there, though. Please feel free to message me if you want to know the name of the new blog.
With lots of love and best wishes.
The Pupster is gaining in leaps and bounds now that he’s 9 months old. although he is stubborn he is very smart and teaching him tricks is a genuine pleasure. It’s also incredibly nice to walk outside with a dog that doesn’t pull and as much as he is interested in the world outside thinks I’m the greatest thing in it so no matter what he’s always under my control. I’ve heard that the leash should just be an afterthought, not the main way to communicate with your dog while on a walk, and I finally understand what they mean.
Ojiverde and I decided that we would not get another dog until Jax was perfectly trained and completely bonded to us. Although there is still a ways to go, we are starting to get to such a good place that I don’t know anymore. I want a second puppy!
And I want it to be a German Shepherd.