My favorite speech of the night was from Michael Giacchino who won for Best Original Score:
“When I was nine, I asked my Dad, ‘Can I have your movie camera? That old, wind-up 8-millimeter movie camera that’s in your drawer?’ And he goes, ‘Sure, take it.’ And I took it, and I started making movies with it, and I started being as creative as I could, and never once in my life did my parents ever say, ‘What you’re doing is a waste of time.’ Never… I know there are kids out there that don’t have that support system. So, if you’re out there and you’re listening, listen to me: If you wanna be creative, get out there and do it. It’s not a waste of time.”
It’s hard to do, but sometimes, you’ve got to throw that planned lesson out the door, because the teachable moment you have before you, the one that came about because a child just wanted to try something new, could be the one thing that matters most.