Elinor Burkett-Roger Ross Williams Video: A Kanye West Moment?
Roger Ross Williams, Winner of Best Short Documentary Award for "Music By Prudence," Had a Kanye West Moment When Elinor Burkett Interrupted Williams' Speech
The Oscars 2010 had a bit of a 'Kanye West moment' when filmmaker Roger Ross Williams accepted his Oscar for Music By Prudence, which won for Best Documentary Short.
Williams started his Oscars acceptance speech when he was interrupted by producer Elinor Burkett. She went on to take up the rest of their allotted time. That is, until Roger Ross Williams interrupted her and tried to get a few words in edgewise.
Many viewers weren't too impressed by Elinor Burkett's manners, blatantly cutting off Roger Williams. Journalist Jennifer 8 Lee writes on Twitter that Williams worked hard on his acceptance speech.
"Roger Williams, winner for "Music by Prudence," struggled to write acceptance speech for 4 days. Barely got to say any of it, says friend."
Lee also added that Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett clashed during the making of Music by Prudence.
"Ppl here who know "Music by Prudence" winner Roger Williams says that he and woman in purple had problems making the film. Clearly."
After the ceremony, Williams reportedly referred to Elinor Burkett as "a crazy lady."
The weird Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burket Oscar acceptance speech hopefully won't overshadow what appears to be a touching documentary about a 21-year-old singer from Zimbabwe who has a congenital disorder that crippled her arms and legs.
Here is the Roger Ross Williams-Elinor Burkett Oscar video