Jared Leto’s acceptance speech for his Oscar 2014 win has to be the most beautiful speech ever. Watch the video and you can see for yourself!
You can see part of the speech here, on ABC:
Who doesn’t love a man who honors his mother so eloquently, who hugs people like he really means it, and who seems as truly kind-hearted at the character he portrayed that won him the award.
His category of supporting actor was the first announced and he was given the award by Anne Hathaway, who was clearly touched by his speech.
Before he got to the stay, his hugs of his mom, brother, co-star, and one of the other nominees was already tugging at our hearts.
He got up, thanked Ellen DeGeneres, and acknowledged fellow nominees, and then told a story that made all of us cry.
“In 1971, there was a teenage girl, who was pregnant with her second child, she was a high school dropout and single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children … that girl is my mother and she’s here tonight I just want to say ‘I love you mom, thank you for teaching me to dream,” Leto said.
He ended with: “To all the dreamers out there in the world watching this tonight, we are here … team Matthew, I love you, this is for 36 million people who have lost their life to AIDS.”
He also gave a shout out of support to people struggling with political upheaval in Ukraine and Venezuela.
Leto, 42, was once looked upon by fans as a possible actor to play Christian Grey. He won the Oscar as supporting actor for his portrayal of Rayon, a big-hearted transsexual combating AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club. His co-star Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for Best Actor.
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