Tuesday, February 21, 2012

An Ode to the Heartfelt Oscar Speech

When you think about Adrien Brody's Oscar win, this is probably what you remember. And, sure, it was a classic Academy Awards moment, but do you recall anything about his speech? It's one of my favorites of the last 10 years: heartfelt, spontaneous, utterly overwhelmed by the magnitude of the situation. The Oscars are such a well-orchestrated, elegant affair that I find myself craving the small, human moments that occasionally crop up. For IFC Fix, I wrote about the Oscar speeches that have stayed with me. They're probably not the ones most people remember.