It’s a Win!
2013 Oscar winners in acting categories (c) Corbis Images
The Oscars have always been my favorite awards show. I love the movies, the red carpet glamour, and the celebrities. But most of all, I love the winner speeches. So for this edition of Speaker Points, I review acceptance speeches from some of this year’s Academy Award winners. (Scores are on a 10-point scale.)Best Speech: Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor
(9 out of 10 Speaker Points)
President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Citizens Medal (the second-highest civilian award in the U.S.) to Jeanne Manford. Jeanne founded PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) , and was a gay rights pioneer. She passed away in January at age 92, so the award will be accepted by her daughter Suzanne Manford Swan. It’s a WIN For all the parents, families and friends who supported LGBT people SHINE.