We choked up over our morning Weetabix with hot milk and two sugars (it’s a Monday. We reduce the sugar as the week progresses, thereby dropping a dress size just in time for the weekend. Not that we’re the type of people who live for the weekend. How Bridge and Tunnel would that be?) when we watched Dustin Lance Black’s acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay for Milk. The same Dustin, incidentally, we interviewed only last week for one of Her Majesty’s revered publications (very nice, by the way. Very).
And then we bawled like child-ren when Sean Penn said the following during his acceptance speach for Best Actor:
‘I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone.’
And here’s the vid. You may feel a moistening around the eye area.