“This film would not have existed without you!” Thor director Taika Waititi wins an Oscar for Jojo Rabbit and thanks his mother in a sweet speech
Thor director Taika Waititi won an Oscar for his film Jojo Rabbit and thanked his mother in a sweet speech.
The 44-year-old won the best adapted scenario for the drama.
In his speech, the kiwi thanked his mother Robin Cohen for giving the book on which the film is based, Caging Skies by Christine Leunen.
“This film would not have existed without you!” Thor director Taika Waititi won an Oscar for Jojo Rabbit on Sunday and thanked his mother in a sweet speech
“This is really light, it’s supposed to be heavy,” Taika joked about his prize on the podium.
“I want to thank my mother, don’t know where you are, mommy, I lost you hours ago,” he said, before the crowd cheered and joked that it was her.
He went on and said, “Thank you for being my mother and for many other reasons. To give me the book that I have adjusted. This film would not have existed without you! “
Taika also encouraged native children to follow their dreams because they were the “original storytellers.”
“We can make it here too,” he said.
Jojo Rabbit was nominated for a total of six Academy Awards overnight, including Best Picture and costume design.
The film revolves around a Hitler youth member who discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl.