The Academy Awards have become a cesspool of self-congratulation, self-important, and worse still, self-righteousness.
The Hollywood elite, who don’t practice what they preach, thumb their noses at the rest of the country.
However, one actor showed appreciation for America and got an unbelievable reaction from the crowd.
British actor Gary Oldman, who in the past has been “accused” of being a conservative, took time in his speech to thank America for all she’s given him.
Sadly, his Hollywood cohorts could not have cared less.
From Daily Wire:
On Sunday night, protean actor Gary Oldman won his long-deserved Oscar, and promptly thanked America at the very beginning of his acceptance speech. Unlike other moments in his speech, which triggered applause, Oldman’s gracious display of gratitude to his adopted country was met with silence by the Hollywood crowd.
Oldman began, “My deepest thanks to the Academy and its members for this glorious prize. I owe this and so much more to so many. I’ve lived in America for the longest time and I’m deeply grateful to her for the loves and the friendships I have made and the many wonderful gifts it has given me: my home, my livelihood, my family, and now Oscar.”
Oldman continued, “The movies, such is their power, captivated a young man from south London, and gave him a dream,” then added a list of co-workers and producers whom he wanted to thank, which elicited applause at one point.
I would just like to salute Sir Winston Churchill, who has been marvelous company on what can be described as an incredible journey, and my wife, Gisele, for traveling that road with me and being at my side. … I would like to thank my mother who is older than the Oscar. She is 99 years young next birthday (applause) and she’s watching the ceremony from the comfort of her sofa. I say to my mother, thank you for your love and support. Put the kettle on, I’m bringing Oscar home.
Here’s the speech:
Gary Oldman thanks his 98-year-old mother. “Thank you for your love and support. Put the kettle on. I’m bringing Oscar home.” https://t.co/KGJMUsJlgf #Oscars https://t.co/qLd7JdNoJ2
Though the Hollywood crowd didn’t give Oldman any applause for his tribute to America, there were plenty of America lovers who made sure to point out exactly what Oldman had offered:
Finally! Thank God for Gary Oldman who’s thankful for the gifts America gave him. #Oscars2018
Gary Oldman finally won his Oscar and was the first person I’ve seen actually thank AMERICA!!!!!!!! Wooo you go man 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
It’s a shame that it took a British actor to show appreciation for America.
Perhaps it’s because the people that come here in search of opportunity realize how great America is, while far-left Americans take their freedom for granted and expend all their energy tearing it down.