Congratulations, Angelina Jolie Pitt!
The writer, director, and star of By The Sea — the much-anticipated upcoming film also featuring hubby Brad Pitt — was in New York City on Thursday to accept the Wall Street Journal Magazine Innovator Award for Entertainment and Film!
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Angie gave a wonderful and emotional speech about her innovation and inspiration within filmmaking — and how it all ties in to family.
According to E! News, who was in the audience:
"When I was little, my mom used to say to me, 'Let me see your soul. When I was angry or sad or trying to express something that mattered, she would hold me and she would look me in the eyes and say that. And if I didn't know what it meant but I understood that she wanted me to drop all pretenses and just be … For me, in my art of films as a director or writer, I try to listen to my mother and bear my soul and to listen to my kids and make a mess and to play and be free. When we celebrate innovation we are celebrating human freedom."
From there, Jolie Pitt turned to girl power, citing the innovations made by those in much tougher situations than hers as a source of inspiration and motivation:
"We cannot put a price on the value of the innovative spirit, the gain to society when people are able to experiment, challenge orthodoxy and put forward new ideas, and the loss of humanity when that freedom is stifled by poverty, prejudice and oppression or by war. So I accept this award mindful of those—particularly many women—who have not had our opportunities, who live other political systems or in personal circumstances that deny them self-expression, freedom and independence, and who remind us … there is still so much more for us all to do."
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Ch-ch-check out more of her speech (below):
[Image via Apega/WENN.]
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