SPEECH BY: Ludwig Goransson
FILM: "Black Panther"
Thank you, Ryan Coogler. Ryan, Ryan working with you has been an incredible honor. I remember 12 years ago we were sitting in our dorm at USC writing the score for your first short film and we’re here twelve years later, you know, celebrating one of the most important cinematic moments in history. I want to share this award with all the incredible African artists that I worked with on the score, Baaba Maal, Massamba Diop and all the classical musicians in London that recorded on the score. And everyone else I want to share this award with, my mom and dad and sister, they insisted that I play guitar. And my wife Serena, I love you so much. Thank you.
These transcripts may not be reproduced except as brief quotes used in conjunction with news reporting about the 91st Academy Awards®. All content Copyright 2019 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "Oscar®," "Oscars®," "Academy Awards®," "Academy Award®," "A.M.P.A.S.®" and "Oscar Night®" are the trademarks, and the ©Oscar® statuette is the registered design mark and copyrighted property, of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additional information regarding the "Terms & Conditions of Use" and "Legal Regulations for Using Intellectual Properties of the Academy" may be accessed online at http://www.oscars.org/legal