Published on March 3rd, 2014 | by No Artificial
Why Jared Leto’s Oscar Speech Was Simply The Best
Jared Leto won the Oscar for his role as Rayon, a transgender woman with HIV in “The Dallas Buyers Club”.
Without a doubt Jared Leto gave the best speech upon receiving an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 86th annual Academy Awards and here is why:
First of all, he shared his own mother’s story, and shared his appreciation for all that his mom has done for him.
“In 1971. Bossier City, Louisiana. A teenage girl finds out she’s pregnant with her second child. She’s a high school drop out. A single mom. But against all odds, she manages to make a better life for herself and her children. She teaches them to be creative. To work hard. And reach for the impossible. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. Mom, I love you thank you for teaching me to dream”.
It wasn’t just his mom who received love from him. Leto also made a point to tell his brother Shannon that he loved him too, as well as “Dallas Buyers Club” co-star Matthew McConaughey, who later received the Oscar for Best Actor and the entire movie team.
“To my brother, Shannon. Thank you for sharing the incredible adventure with me that is Thirty Seconds To Mars. You are a true artist and the best big brother in the world.”
“To the amazing Focus Features, Jean Marc. Matthew. Jennifer. The entire Dallas Buyers team. Mick Sullivan. Jim Toth. Robin Baum. Jason Weinberg. Emma Ludbrook and Cali Adams. Thank you for the faith.”
He has also touched on world politics, and showed he is not indifferent to the problems of other nations.
“To all the dreamers around the world watching this right now, from the Ukraine to Venezuela – We think of you as you struggle to bring to life the dreams that fill your heart. The impossible is possible, and we believe.”
At the end, he made a beautiful dedication to the millions of people who have lost their lives to AIDS and the countless others who feel disenfranchised.
“This is for the 36 million brave souls who lost their lives to AIDS.
And to anyone who ever felt injustice because of who they are or who they love. Tonight, I stand before the world, with you and for you.”
Leto’s speech was short and well thought out. While it lasted only two minutes and 25 seconds, he was able to fit in everything he needed to.