Oscar Speeches: Almodovar on Winning for All About My Mother

Spaniard Pedro Almodovar said after his 1999 movie, “All About My Mother” was named Best Foreign Language Film that winning the Oscar was like having a “multiple orgasm.” Earlier, upon getting the Golden Globe for the same film, he said the Globe was “like an orgasm.”

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Almodovar, who had dedicated the movie to his mother, who died soon after the shoot was completed, expressed criticism of  the academy rules that require members to have seen all five of the foreign language films in order to vote in this category.

“The rules for this category are very discriminating.  Members have to see all the movies.  This only happens with this category, with shorts and with documentaries.  I think this is discriminatory because the campaign is very hard and weird. I think these conditions should change in the future.”