actual footage of matthew mcconaughey’s oscar acceptance speech
Lupita Nyong’o (via sonofafieldnegro)
this is so important. too many actors fail to thank the people they play on screen. They often think they are those people and that they have actually done something through acting a part. Lupita knows the importance of playing the role of Patsey, but she always pays tribute to this real historical person and all the Patseys who have suffered. Lupita reminds everyone that Patsey is very real. That Solomon Northrup’s story is very real. This history from this movie is real and we must not forget. Thank you, Lupita. You’re an angel.
to add to that: this is so important because it is a reminder that slavery was real and continues to create a lot of American, especially white, comfort.
Fuck death note gimme this shit.
Cate Blanchett wins the Oscars on more than one level
The ‘who cares?’ reaction to people side-eyeing Jared Leto for not only playing a trans woman, but winning the Oscar for his role and failing to mention trans women in his speech is ridiculous. An actual trans actress in that role would have been revolutionary.You should care. Trans women matter, their stories matter, and they deserve to be represented on screen.