February 24th is Tinseltowns’s most anticipated night, the 85th Academy Awards. While the mother of all award events, the Oscars, is inching closer and closer, it’s the perfect opportunity to plan on throwing an Academy Awards–themed party of your own. Thanks to Merci Chocolates and Skinnygirl Cocktails, I’ll be hosting an awards party with my family and friends. Not only we will be keeping our eyes peeled on who is wearing what, or, er, lack of, but we will also be making fashionable statements of our own!
Most importantly, aside from the glitz and glam, this annual star-studded event is known for their thank you speeches. Some are meaningful and thoughtful, some powerful and poignant, some tear-jerking, some hilarious, and some contrived!
Billy Crystal, 76th Academy Awards
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One of the most memorable is when Halle Berry became the first African American woman to win an Oscar for Best Leading Actress, for “Monster’s Ball.”
“Oh my God. Oh my God. I’m sorry. This moment is so much bigger than me. This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It’s for the women that stand beside me, Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox. And it’s for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened. Thank you. I’m so honored. I’m so honored. And I thank the Academy for choosing me to be the vessel for which His blessing might flow.”
For a moment of pretend, if I were to grace the stage, I’d first thank God. For he has been my refuge and strength. Then, I’d thank my mother for giving me her determination. For being the mother that any child would want. For being an anchor when I felt adrift. For molding me into the woman that I am today. Who would you thank?
Prize(s): One winner will receive a Joy of Thank You Red Carpet Kit, which includes a box of Merci chocolates, four elegant champagne flutes, festive popcorn containers, and a list of tips to help you share meaningful thank yous and toasts.
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