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Saddest Vine: Michael Keaton Putting Away Oscars Acceptance Speech

As first reported by Yahoo Celebrity, A heartbreaking new Vine of Michael Keaton, stuffing his Oscars acceptance speech back into his coat jacket at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, has made its way around the web.

The viral clip shows Keaton, 63, pulling out a piece of paper from the inside pocket of his suit jacket as the Best Actor in a Leading Role was announced. The Birdman star was a top contender for the Oscar in that category, but ultimately, it went to The Theory of Everything actor Eddie Redmayne, 33.

Upon realizing that he hadn’t won, Keaton is seen looking down in disappointment then quickly stuffing the piece of paper away, while the entire room including Emma Stone, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, and others are seen applauding Redmayne.

While Keaton lost in the Best Actor category, his film Birdman took home Best Picture and Best Director. The film also won Best Original Screenplay, and Cinematography, tying it with The Grand Budapest Hotel for 2015 Oscar wins.

An observer at the Governors Ball told Us Weekly that even after Keaton lost — Birdman was a critical comeback film after several low-key years out of the spotlight — the actor “graciously” took photos with a “ton” of people. The eyewitness added that he seemed to be in a “great, happy mood.”


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