I'm dating myself by giving this blog entry the title of the (mis)quote often attributed to Sally Field during her 1980 Oscar acceptance speech, but I think I know how she felt. We've just discovered that Talk, Inc., a public relations and marketing communications firm in North Carolina, really likes us! Debbie Elliot, President and Creative Director of the firm, listed South 'n France Bon Bons in a "Things We Love" blog entry in February. Here's what it said:
Debbie loves South 'n France Bon Bons - Not only are they absolutely delicious hand-dipped chocolate bon bons made right here in Wilmington, but they are an excellent example of smart marketers. I've been delighted to see this company written up in many local media outlets and I'm constantly impressed with the attention to detail they give every aspect of their business. Bravo!
Wow, thanks, Debbie! I won't bore you with my acceptance speech for this incredible honor, but I will share some of the best acceptance speeches ever given at the Oscars. They have been excerpted from this article by Sharon Waxman that ran in The Washington Post:
"I accept this very gratefully for keeping my mouth shut for once," said Jane Wyman, accepting an Oscar in 1949 for playing a mute character in "Johnny Belinda." "I think I'll do it again." And she sat down.
"I was going to thank all the little people, but then I remembered I am the little people," deadpanned the diminutive composer Paul Williams in 1977 on receiving his Oscar for writing "Evergreen" with Barbra Streisand.
Louise Fletcher, deeply moved on winning the Oscar for best supporting actress for her turn as cruel Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" said, "I've loved being hated by you." In addition to saying she loved being hated, Louise Fletcher also thanked Jack Nicholson for making "being in a mental institution like being in a mental institution." (1976)
Robert De Niro, accepting best actor for "Raging Bull," thanks Jake LaMotta, "even though he's suing us." (1981)
Steven Spielberg, for "Schindler's List," after years of being passed over by the academy: "Oh, wow. This is the best drink of water after the longest drought of my life." (1994)
Dianne Wiest, Best Supporting Actress for "Hannah and Her Sisters": "Gee, this isn't like I imagined it would be in the bathtub." (1987)
Mickey Rooney, Honorary Oscar: "When I was 19 years old I was the number one star of the world for two years. When I was 40 nobody wanted me." (1983)
Maurice Jarre, accepting Best Score for "Passage to India," the year "Amadeus" won Best Picture: "I was lucky Mozart was not eligible this year." (1985)
And don't forget that we like you too! That's why we've extended our Crazy Eights Sale until 08/08. You can get 8 of our bon bons for just $8 until this Saturday (or while supplies last). See our calendar for more details!