Overall, the Oscar ceremony for me was not only predictable – though of course I loved that Colin Firth now has an Oscar- but also rather boring. Can’t say I loved Anne HAthaway and James Franco as hosts and can’t say that any of the bits in between the awards were that funny.
But I did see the irony and the beauty of a ceremony that was supposedly now trying to target the young hip giving us instead some inspiration and wisdom from the senior members of the academy.
Specifically, I am talking about screenwriter David Seidler’s acceptance speech for writng “The King’s Speech.” Seidler, who has had to overcome a stutter of his own, gave us these words to chew on: “My father always said to me, I would be a late bloomer,I believe I am the oldest person to win this particular award. I hope that record is broken quickly and often.”
Yes, in a business that idolizes youth, one man reminded the A List crowd the rewards of overcoming life challenges and that talent and expereince can only be honed over time.
Congratulations, Mr. Seidler.
click here to see all of our uplifting newsletters»
Like Beliefnet on Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter