The Oscars (2017) Poster

(2017 TV Special)

Barry Jenkins: Himself - Winner & Nominee


  • Barry Jenkins : Very clearly, even in my dreams this could not be true. But to hell with dreams, I'm done with it cause this is true.

  • Barry Jenkins : Thank you to the Academy. Thank you, A24. Thank you, Plan B. Thank you, Adele Romanski. Thank you, our amazing, phenomenal cast. Thank you, my mom, my sister, everybody in Miami. I also want to thank my reps, the three amigos: Jay Baker at CAA, Jewerl Ross and Jamie Feldman. And I have to thank two women in particular, my publicist Paula Woods and Heather Secrist at A24. Thank you for taking care of me. You know, I tell my students that I teach sometimes: Be in love with the process, not the result. But I really wanted this result, because a bajillion people are watching. And all you people out there who feel like there's no mirror for you, that your life is not reflected - the Academy has your back. The ACLU has your back. We have your back. And for the next four years we will not leave you alone. We will not forget you

    Himself - Co-Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay : Amen, brother. I just want to echo everything you just said and all those thanks. But I also want to say thank god for my mother, who proved to me through her struggles and the struggles that Naomie Harris portrayed for all of you, that we can really be here and be somebody. Two boys from Liberty City, up here on this stage representing 305. This goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender-conforming who don't see themselves. We're trying to show you you and us. So thank you. Thank you. This is for you.

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