Ecorazzi favorite Mark Ruffalo went home last night without an Oscar, but that didn’t stop him from making his thank-yous heard. Before the Oscars even started, Ruffalo took to Twitter to make an acceptance speech.
“So just in case I don’t win tonight and even if I did the Academy forbids thanking people in your speech I would like 2 selfishly use tweets,” the actor tweeted yesterday afternoon before arriving at the red carpet. What followed was a series of 16 tweets in which Ruffalo thanked his director, fellow actors, the crew, and the writers and producers for “The Kids Are All Right.” He thanked his parents and his kids, then after a quick pause to think of whom he was forgetting, thanked his publicists, lawyers, managers and agency.
But of course, the first person Ruffalo thanked was his wife, Sunrise: “Thank You Sunrise. My wife and my partner in crime and fun and hard times and joy and sadness in heartbreak and healing and dinners and kids,” he tweeted.
We all missed out on seeing a real Ruffalo acceptance speech, so we will never know if he would have taken that time to talk about fracking or the nominated documentary “Gasland.” Ruffalo wore a water droplet pin during the Oscars, which he also tweeted about after the ceremony.
Collider has provided a transcript of the entire “speech” (as a long series of tweets can be hard to read in reverse), which you can read here.
But today, the day after the Academy Awards, it was right back to business for Ruffalo. This morning, the actor tweeted, “Not a good week for FRACKERS. More reasons not to get fracked by Gas Industry.”