Lupita Nyong’o took the stage at the 87th Annual Academy Awards to present the award for Best Supporting Actor and it was no surprise that J.K. Simmons won the Oscar for ‘Whiplash’ and his speech about calling your parents was incredible.
J.K. Simmons, 60, is an Oscar winner! The actor was up against some big names in the Best Supporting Actor category but he won as predicted and we couldn’t have been happier for him. Not to mention, his speech was awesome and we loved that he kept thanking his wife.
J.K. Simmons Wins Best Supporting Actor At Oscars
Also nominated in the same category was Robert Duvall, The Judge, Ethan Hawke, Boyhood, Edward Norton, Birdman, and Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher.
J.K. won the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, and SAG Award among others. So it’s safe to say that no one was surprised that he won and we should point out that this was his first ever Oscar win! Being that he was the first award of the night it was cool that he kicked off the night was such a poignant speech. He thanked his wife, Michelle Schumacher and joked that his children were “above average.” This is in reference to the fact that he plays a tough music teacher in the film directed and written by Damien Chazelle.
He then went on a bit about how important it is to call your parents not text. He said that anyone that has a parent living is incredibly lucky and that no one should take it for granted and that everyone should call their parents more. It made us pick up the phone and do it during the commercial break!
“Call your mom, everybody, call your mom, call your dad,” he said. “If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call them.”
We are so happy for a very deserving J.K. and we hope he enjoys his big night!
HollywoodLifers, were you surprised that he won?
— Chloe Melas