Missed the Oscars? Most meaningful moment of the night.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 23, 2009
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There were a bunch of fun (Hugh and Beyonce dancing old school) and touching (Ledger’s family’s acceptance speech) moments. But there was only one raw, politically and personally (to all of us) moment: the Best Actor acceptance speech so closely following the passage of California’s Prop 8.

Notice Sean Penn’s shaking hands, holding that slip of paper. Notice his lack of shyness in using the word ‘Shame.’ There was also a great speech by Lance Black, under BONUS below.

BONUS, Lance Black’s speech (gets great at 130).


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Missed the Oscars? Most meaningful moment of the night.”

  1. This movie Milk deserves to be seen by as many citizens as possible, so I am hoping this award will lead those who are threatened by the subject matter to take a chance and open their hearts and minds to an inspiring story. It is a movie about human rights and the relationship that truth has to freedom. Harvey had his flaws which are also portrayed in this movie to some extent, but his courage in the face of incredible hate serves as an example of what we need to do to spread tolerance and acceptance throughout the world.

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  3. ManhattanNY says:

    meaningful moment of the night!!