The Jewish Chronicle
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ISRAELI FILMMAKER Guy Nattiv spoke of his Holocaust survivor grandparents as he won an Oscar for Skin,a short film about racial bigotry.
“Layla tov, Israel,” he began. “My grandparents are Holocaust survivors. The bigotry that they experienced in the Holocaust, we see that everywhere today, in America, in Europe.
“This film is about education, about teaching your kids a better way.”
Mr Nattiv won the award with his wife, Jaime Ray Newman, who produced Skin.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin congratulated the pair on Monday, describing Skin as “a gift to our children and grandchildren”. Rachel Weisz, who played Sarah Churchill in The Favourite, lost to Regina King in the category of best supportRWP Kû][N\\ ÿQRUN MR[Nû]X[ >KÿN >Kÿ likowski missed out on the best director gong for Cold War.
Spike Lee received an ovation when he collected the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for BlacKkKlansman, which he won with Kevin Willmott and Jewish screenwriters Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz.
And Mark Ronson was a winner — along with Lady Gaga, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt — for the best original song for Shallow, which appeared in A Star Is Born.