Rita Moreno Gives Acceptance Speech Pointers
Monday, January 13, 2014
Rita Moreno talks about her career and being awarded the 2013 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. She earned an Oscar in 1962 for her portrayal of Anita in “West Side Story,” won a Grammy in 1972 for her performance on “The Electric Company Album.” She won a Tony for her 1975 role as Puerto Rican bathhouse singer Googie Gomez in Broadway's “The Ritz.” And she's won two Emmy Awards. She’s also the author of Rita Moreno: A Memoir.
Moreno also recalled her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, and commented on some of the speeches winners gave last night at the Golden Globes: "I thought, Why are they doing that? When they could say something really meaningful, because these are wonderful actors who won for great movies this year." Then Andy Borowitz suggested: "They should just list the people who tried to thwart them."