Oscar Speeches: Sorvino, Mira–Daddy Dearest, Mighty Aphrodite

Mira Sorvino won the 1995 Best Supporting Actress for playing a prostitute in Woody Allen’s comedy, Mighty Aphrodite.

In her acceptance speech, she said: “When you give me this award, you honor my father, Paul Sorvino, who has taught me everything I know about acting.”

Dad Sorvino, seated in the front row, brought his hands to his face and was weeping.

The following year, Oscar host Billy Crystal said: “I certainly hope her dad has stopped crying by now,” while introducing Mira Sorvino as presenter.