Stars linger with Lego replica Oscars
Nicolas Giacobone, and from left, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo pose in the press room with the award for the best picture for ?Birdman” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) Show Bits brings you the 87th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists.
Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep who all lost in their respective Academy Award categories stuck around and posed for selfies with the Oscars they’re actually taking home: the Lego renditions they were handed by backup dancers during the performance of “Everything is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie.”
“Boyhood” filmmaker Richard Linklater and star Ethan Hawke also dejectedly dawdled in the theater before moving on.
“It’s so good, it feels like Mexico.” Alejandro Gonz I director of best picture winner “Birdman” after responding in Spanish to a few Spanish language questions from the press backstage.
TALKING ABOUT SUICIDE
who won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “The Imitation Game,” said in his acceptance speech that he tried to commit suicide as a teenager.”When I was 16, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong,” he said. “I would like this moment to be for the kid out there who feels like she’s weird and different and feels like she doesn’t belong. . Yes, you do.”
“The next time someone takes the stage who’s been through a similar ordeal, please pass that same message to the next person,” he said to applause.
Earlier in the evening, another reference to suicide was included in an acceptance speech when Dana Perry mentioned that her son had killed himself. Perry made her comments in accepting the Oscar for best documentary for “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.”
“We should talk about suicide out loud,” she said.”I can’t believe this is happening!
” A dazed Julianne Moore as she stepped off stage after winning the best actress Oscar.