At last Sunday’s Academy Awards, just as Director Louie Psihoyos was about to make his acceptance speech for winning an Oscar for The Cove, Ric O’Barry pulled out a sign urging people to text the word DOLPHIN to 44144. That caused Academy producers to freak out, immediately cut mics, and pull away from the stage — axing any chance Psihoyos had to thank the world and deliver a message.
In hindsight, O’Barry probably wishes he’s waited until the end to hold up that sign — even though it did bring in a good chunk of change. Nevertheless, Psihoyos took to YouTube earlier this week and delivered the speech he would have given at the Oscars. Check it out after the jump: