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It was all talk and change at the Oscars


It was all talk and change at the Oscars

What could have been a snooze goes down as the most diverse Academy Awards show in history

Staff reporter

SA won big at the Oscars and took home the statuette for My Octopus Teacher for Best Documentary. The South Africans behind the feature are Craig Foster, producer and subject, and Pippa Ehrlich, one of the two directors – the other being James Reed, a Brit. 

Ehrlich noted in her acceptance speech that the documentary was “a tiny personal story that played out in a sea forest at the very tip of Africa”, and added: “On a universal level I hope it provides a glimpse of a different kind of relationship between human beings and the natural world.”

Reed’s commentary summed up the openness of the award show when he said: “If a man can form a friendship with an octopus it makes you wonder what else is possible?”..

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