Brit Awards: David Bowie's Son Gives Heartfelt Acceptance Speech for His Dad
Duncan Jones accepted the award for British album of the year for 'Blackstar.'
The late David Bowie won British album of the year for Blackstar at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday night.
His son, Duncan Jones, was on hand to accept the award, delivering a heartfelt speech discussing his late father and his own son. Jones said that during the same time his father died, he had just become a dad himself. During the grieving process, he spent time reflecting on what he would want his newborn son to know about the grandfather he would never get a chance to meet.
“He [Bowie] has always been there supporting people that have always been weird, strange or a little bit different,” Jones said.
During his speech, Jones praised his father’s willingness to be open and accepting of individuality. He dedicated the award to anyone who has ever felt different, assuring that Bowie believed that being unique should be embraced, rather than something to be ashamed over.
“This award is for all the kooks and all the people that make the kooks,” said Jones.
Earlier in the show, Bowie also received male solo artist honors. Actor Michael C. Hall accepted that award. Just last year, Hall starred in the musical Lazarus, a show based on Bowie's 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth.
Blackstar was released on Jan. 8, 2016, Bowie’s 69th birthday. He died two days later.