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If you were related to an Oscar winner, how would you feel if they cried during their acceptance speech?

Asked by ucme (45538points) February 28th, 2011

I mean, we’re talking full-on “Paltrowesque” sobbing here. Can you imagine the emotions you’d feel as you witnessed their excruciating…..heartfelt “performance?” Pride in a family member whose ambition has been fulfilled? Or, well…... maybe not!

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Jude's avatar

I’d cry along with them.

Summum's avatar

Very proud and I would also cry with them.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I would tell them that, whilst I understand that they have just been through a very overwhelming experience, I have no choice but to take the piss out of them for the rest of their life. I’d expect no less from my family if it were me!

ucme's avatar

@Leanne1986 Nailed my thoughts exactly!

cookieman's avatar

Assuming it was sincere and they weren’t some egomaniacal windbag, I’d probably cry along with them.

OpryLeigh's avatar

@ucme It may have something to do with being British, it seems we are not great with empathy!

ucme's avatar

@Leanne1986 Oh I wouldn’t mind the odd tear, but don’t babble on & on & on…...

OpryLeigh's avatar

@ucme Babble all you want I just don’t want to see snot!

partyparty's avatar

Oh I would probably join in with the emotions of it all, and perhaps cry along with them.
I would also be very, very proud of them

marinelife's avatar

I’d be touched, and I would probably cry too.

Jude's avatar

Perhaps, it is a British thing.

12Oaks's avatar

Probably nothing. I hope she succeeds at whatever it is she does. If she wins an Oscar, could only hope it’s for soundtrack mixing in an animated Short.

flutherother's avatar

It would be undignified and embarrassing. I don’t see the point in tears in this situation. It gives the impression that acting is all about winning Oscars. There are lots of great actors that will never get one.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I would be “excruciatingly” proud, and I would cry with them. I cried at my oldest daughter’s dance recitals and when my youngest has had an exceptional gymnastics class during which her coach praised her and gushed over her potential. I cry happy/proud tears very easily. I even teared up while watching the kids choir perform the Oscar Finale last night, because I was proud for them.

janbb's avatar

I’d have no problem with it; it’s fatuousness and pretension I can’t stand.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

They wouldn’t cry.
It takes alot more than a short guy in a gold jumpsuit to make my family cry.;)

JLeslie's avatar

I would just hope they don’t have any regret in becoming emotional, as it goes down in history so to speak. I don’t have any problem with someone crying as they accept the award.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I would be moved by their show of emotion and I would be very happy for their great accomplishment. I really couldn’t say for sure if I would end up crying or not, though.

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aprilsimnel's avatar

If they thanked me with tears in their eyes, or if I knew it had taken them years and years and years to reach that podium, then I think that I’d cry too. Other than that? I’d feel happy for them, but that’s all.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Well my brother’s going to win an oscar some day, in which case he will probably cry on stage, and I will be weeping along with him, welled up with pride for him.

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