Da’Vine Joy Randolph The Holdovers Star Praises God on National TV in Oscars Speech

In an inspiring Oscars moment, Da’Vine Joy Randolph praised God on national TV. She won her first Oscar for her role in “The Holdovers.” This movie is a feel-good story set around Thanksgiving last year.

Da'Vine Joy Randolph acceptance speech

At the Oscars, Randolph started her speech with her gratitude to God, “God is so good. God is so good.” During the lifetime moment, the 37-year-old reflected on her unexpected acting career. Initially a singer, her mother encouraged her to try acting. “Go across that street to that theater department, there’s something for you there,” her mother advised. She credits her mother for her success.

Randolph also expressed gratitude towards everyone who helped her along the way. “Thank you to all the people who have stepped in my path and have been there for me. And who have ushered me and guided me. I am so grateful to all you beautiful people out here,” she said. She hopes to win more awards in the future. She ended her speech with a prayer to have more opportunities like this.

“The Holdovers” features Randolph as Mary Lamb. She stars opposite Paul Giamatti. He plays a grumpy prep school teacher in New England. The story happens during Christmas break. A few students can’t go home for the holidays. Mary Lamb, mourning her son’s death, decides to stay. She cooks for the students and Giamatti’s character.

The movie, set in the 1970s, received five Oscar nominations. Randolph’s acknowledgment of God at the Oscars was a standout moment. Her journey from singing to acting is inspiring. Her gratitude and hopes for the future touched many.

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