- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Marking Gyllenhaal’s third honor of the night — following best director and best screenplay — she accepted the award alongside producers Charles Dorfman, Osnat Handelsman Keren and Talia Kleinhendler. The group all thanked their production team, but also celebrated their personal relationships — from those with their children to their husbands to their mothers.
Keren spoke first, thanking the parents who were moved by the film and its messages. “More than anything, we really want to thank all of the parents — especially the mothers — that came to us after seeing this movie and felt that they were seen; that their experiences are on screen; that it’s OK to not always be perfect with everything,” she said.
The producer also gave a special shoutout to the team’s matriarchs, whom she described as “brave and talented and loving and nurturing,” before acknowledging “we wouldn’t be here without them.”
Kleinhendler followed, also thanking the family who supported her and her fellow producers, as well as the original book’s author. “Thank you to…our beautiful children who accept our flawed motherhood every day, to our husbands who support us, and thank you so much to Elena Ferrante for putting such profound truth into the world and trusting us with that truth.”
She gave a special thanks to Gyllenhaal, whom she described as their “beautiful friend” who is both “a brilliant director, a brilliant writer.”
“We were in awe of you every single day being on this journey with you,” she continued. “It’s been one of the greatest privileges of our lives.”
Presented by Javier Bardem, the best feature category also included nominees A Chiara, C’mon C’mon, The Novice and Zola.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day