Let an editor figure out the best way to express something.
Paul Rogers, who won the Oscar for Best Film Editing for his work on “Everything Everywhere All At Once“, gave a charming speech of acceptance during the ceremony on Sunday evening by opening the reply: “It’s too much. This is my second film, y’all, it’s crazy.
But many social media users pointed out that Rogers also served up quite a gem during its Q&A with the media after the awards show.
During his press interview, Rogers made it a point to celebrate the diverse group of people on camera and behind the scenes while making “Everything Everywhere.” When a seemingly nervous reporter mentioned the immigrant story behind the film and asked Rogers what he felt was the magic behind the film, the Oscar-winning actress initially reassured the reporter that she had posed a “big question” before launching into a thoughtful response.
“We see a lot of movies that tell stories about certain types of people, and they tend to focus on the story of the man, the white man, and having this beautiful story of an immigrant family was amazing,” Rogers said before possibly referencing James Hong SAG Speechin which the 94-year-old actor explained how studios didn’t think Asians were “box office» draw. “And I think, as James Hong described in his speech, that’s long overdue.”
Rogers then looked at his Oscar trophy and appeared to reference Harry Styles’ Grammy speech by modifying the controversial words of the musician.
“That sort of thing, unfortunately, happens to guys like me a lot, too much most of the time,” Rogers said.
During the British pop singer’s Grammy acceptance speech for Album of the Year in February, he received critical for his clueless comment regarding his privilege saying, “That doesn’t happen very often to people like me.”
Rogers’ twist on the controversial line has received plenty of praise on social media – especially on TikTok, where a snippet of Rogers’ comment has been viewed over 200,000 times.
“Privileged and aware. 👏🏾👏🏾,” one comment read.
Another said: “A responsible man😳? We love to see it 😏”
Another Tiktoker joked, “Men are 99.8% less attractive when they start talking… But not this one, this one is special.”
And – of course – there was indeed a lot of chatter about Rogers’ shadow.
“Someone send this to harry styles,” one TikToker commented. “NOT HARRY STYLES, DISS,” said another.
Yet, whatever the talk, let’s all agree that Roger’s self-awareness is a direction we hope others in Hollywood would embrace.