It was a good time for the Asians at the recently held 95th Academy Awards ceremony, with Everything Everywhere All at Once taking home 7 whopping Oscars and even the Indians going home with several wins.

Indians won in both the categories they were nominated in, with M. M. Keeravani’s “Naatu Naatu” from RRR featuring Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava winning for Best Original Song becoming the first song from an Indian film to do so and “The Elephant Whisperers” winning the Best Documentary Short Film award.

The Tamil short documentary film directed by debuting documentary filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves and produced by Gonsalves, Achin Jain, Guneet Monga and others is around elephant rescuer Bomman who along with his wife Bellie Amma took in an injured baby elephant named Raghu and developed a deep bond with him.

This is also the first Indian film to win in this particular category, however, a TikTok video has surfaced showing how even after the wins there are some things that don’t really change.

What Does This TikTok Video Show?

A TikTok user uploaded a video showing how producer Guneet Monga’s speech was cut off at the Oscars stage even when no such thing happened with another ‘white British’ man who also made a speech after he won an award.

As per the video Kartiki the director first made a 43-second speech saying how “I stand here today to speak for the sacred bond between us and our natural world, for the respect of indigenous communities, and empathy towards other living beings we share space with and finally, for coexistence. Thank you to the Academy for recognising our film, highlighting indigenous people and animals.”

But as soon as Guneet moved to speak a few words too the music started to play and was she cut off from making her speech.

A Twitter user also uploaded it to the social media site writing “this needs to be talked abt more this is insane”.

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The TikTok user @/iam7evn also pointed out the Academy’s rule for a 45-second acceptance speech and how apparently this could be a reason Guneet’s speech was cut shot, however, the very next award winners had no such rule applied to them.

The video showed how Charles Mackesy and Matthew Freud when speaking on their win for the Best Animated Short (The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse) went on for longer than the supposed 45-seconds but this time there was no cut-off by the music and they were allowed to fully complete their speech.

The video resonated with a lot of people who claimed to have noticed this too and brought up other times too when this double standard was shown.

One user commented “I noticed this too and it pissed me off. Listen till the end to hear what we missed that night. #Oscar2023” while another said that “The documentary about Navalny also got tons of time to accept AND his wife got to speak so… yes, it’s very wrong that they cut off this Indian woman’s acceptance speech. Like foul.”

Another user said, “y’all this genuinely pissed me off. it’s more so just sad than anything else. she was standing there with her phone out when the music played over her and her speech was so beautiful.”

Something similar happened with another Oscar-winning actress, Michelle Yeoh when at the recent Golden Globes awards ceremony her speech was apparently being cut short.

Yeoh was on stage after receiving the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once and making her speech when suddenly the music started to swell, a signal to actors to wrap up their speech and finish, however, Yeoh struck back on this.

She said “Shut up, please. I can beat you up, OK? And that’s serious.”

Yeoh went on to give a rousing speech saying “I’m just gonna stand here and take this all in. Forty years, not letting go of this” and that “I remember when I first came to Hollywood, it was a dream come true until I got here. Because, look at this face, I came here and was told, ‘You’re a minority.’ And I’m like, ‘No, that’s not possible.’”

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Sources: Deadline, Hindustan Times, Livemint

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