Kobe Bryant can now add "Oscar award-winner" to his resume after the former basketball star won the Animated Short category at the Academy Awards and claimed the feeling was better than his NBA titles.
Kobe Bryant played in the National Basketball Association for 20 seasons and won nearly all awards the league has to offer, including five championships, the regular season and Finals MVP, and being named an 18-time All-Star, just to name a few.
Bryant played 20 seasons with the Lakers, winning five championships during his career.
First, on stage, he referenced Fox News host Laura Ingraham's controversial "shut up and dribble" comments about LeBron James and Kevin Durant discussing politics. "So keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, shut up and dribble". "Don't think that you want to be a writer - that's cute".
Many on the internet immediately were unsettled by the timing of the win, considering Bryant's past and the flurry of sexual misconduct allegations against prominent Hollywood figures that have rattled the industry for months. The internet both praised his win-and pointed out that he's yet another Academy Award victor who has a history of sexual assault allegations.
The movie emerged victor of the Academy Award for best animated short, and was a collaboration with between the legendary John Williams and Glen Keane.
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This was the first Oscar nomination and win for Austerberry and production design teammates Jeffrey A. The film's studio, Fox Searchlight, has denied the allegations.
Kobe Bryant's peers must be exhausted of watching him win. "(I'm) proud of you. "I swear I do".
"The hardest thing for athletes to do is when you start over, you really have to quiet the ego and you have to. begin again". "I got that a lot". "I want to apologize to her for my behavior that night and for the consequences she has suffered in the past year".
"I'm ready to let you go".
Bryant told reporters in the interview room after receiving the award, "I feel better than winning a championship, to be honest with you".
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