"Free Solo" wins Best Documentary Feature

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  • Published: 26 March 2019
  • Helen Mirren and Jason Momoa present Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill with the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for "Free Solo" at the 91st Oscars in 2019.
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Comments • 736

  • no google plus
    no google plus  5 hours back

    One of the cringiest acceptance speeches I’ve heard....yikes

    • DJ Dammbro
      DJ Dammbro  12 hours back

      I would pay anything to see Alex Honnold having a conversation with Joaquin Phoenix.

      • Tyler McCormick
        Tyler McCormick  3 days back

        She thanked her kids? What the fuck did her kids have to do with the film. If her acceptance speech was like this, imagine working with her on the documentary.

        • JM F
          JM F  4 days back

          Pathetic selfish speech "I am the star It is my turn". They took the credit when the main guy who did the job and risk his life should has been the one front of the micro. His name is not even listed in the feature. what is wrong with those people

          • StovePipe Battleaxe
            StovePipe Battleaxe  5 days back

            This is why you don't want women in business. RIGHT HERE. How about the guy who spent 10 years of his life preparing and risked his life so you could make your little film? Does that mean anything to you ungrateful misandrist wretch? Oh wait, on 2nd watch, she did thank Alex...I didn't even catch it the first time because it trailed in at the end after the exit music started playing.

            • Firstname_is Lastname_is

              Talk about exploiting talent for your bullshit ego. I have no problem with docu, until she felt like she was the world and the actual man who did it was less in her speech.

              • Gummy
                Gummy  1 weeks back

                Someone should edit Free Solo so they're just filming no one ascending El Cap the whole time, and every interview and discussion with Alex is just replaced with no Alex. So a line would just be "Nobody has just started the climb" followed by a shot of nobody starting the climb.


                He didn't get an Oscar because he wasn't acting, he was the subject of a documentary. He isn't supposed to get that award. The film makers admittedly went through absolute hell to make that whole thing happen, we can admit that. Regardless, Alex was the star and the fact that he got little to no recognition in that speech is atrocious. Maybe she was winded and hit a few verbal bumps and a few brainfarts.

                • Diego Loza
                  Diego Loza  1 weeks back

                  Girl: thanks literally everyone

                  Also: thank you Alex

                  • Stevce Josevski
                    Stevce Josevski  1 weeks back

                    wow not recognizing Alex 😢🥶😭
                    wtf

                    • Sam Campagna
                      Sam Campagna  1 weeks back

                      The woman of colour 🤓 comment made me hate her

                      • Bob Billings
                        Bob Billings  1 weeks back

                        wow, Alex was right. Not only did she bring him bad luck by dropping him twice and almost ruin his entire career, she was given the glory onstage before him with what should have been his moment on National live tv in front of millions!?!! Holy shit you should of cut her loose after the first drop dude.

                        • Celtic Moon Hutcheson
                          Celtic Moon Hutcheson  2 weeks back

                          “Thank you for hiring women of color, we make things better”, what a giant load of weak, liberal butt kissing! She had the worst acceptance speech in the history of the oscars.

                          • Celtic Moon Hutcheson
                            Celtic Moon Hutcheson  7 days back

                            Oliver ClothesOff absolutely! What funny is the audience didn’t clap or give her any attention for it. Their probably sick of hearing it too.

                          • Oliver ClothesOff
                            Oliver ClothesOff  1 weeks back

                            The virtue signaling was off the charts.

                        • Sailing Discovery
                          Sailing Discovery  2 weeks back

                          I'm shocked by the lack of acknowledgement of Alex here, all they did was edit the documentary the main star is Alex and he should be accepting the oscar, what a joke

                          • wayne-t-347
                            wayne-t-347  2 weeks back

                            Thanking everyone even his girlfriend first before thanking the person who actually climbed the fu#king mountain

                            • Saint J
                              Saint J  2 weeks back

                              the most disrespectful acceptance speech since kanye teamed up with taylor

                              • ekbutle
                                ekbutle  2 weeks back

                                WORST SPEECH EVER....WTF?? That man just FREE- SOLO'ED EL CAPITAN ....and you thank your kids. Goodbye.

                                • Emily Lick
                                  Emily Lick  2 weeks back

                                  It’s kinda weird to see Alex in a suit

                                  • Franco Niño
                                    Franco Niño  8 hours back

                                    It is! Lol just read that it was made by North Face. The first ever and just for him.

                                • VRIceblast
                                  VRIceblast  2 weeks back

                                  Alex didn't care, he probably didn't want to be on the stage at all. They all know Alex, and Alex respects that it's their time to shine. They spent 2 years of their life, worked really hard to get those shots, they were climbing the mountain with Alex the whole time as well. Alex got his award already, when he made it to the top of El Capitan. It's the only award he was interested in.


                                  Adding Sanni to the story, really did, imo, help humanize Alex. It also made things feel even more real, than it already was.


                                  I think Chai thought she would have more time, and she intended no insult to Alex. I don't think Jimmy wanted to speak that much. Sanni just seemed really happy to just be there.


                                  It would have been great to get to hear Alex speak, because we really like him, and are amazed by what he did, but let's face it, Alex was like a fish out of water on that stage, and probably wanted to be climbing somewhere at that time instead. :)


                                  I really hope, sometime in the future, that they release the full 4 hour version of this climb.

                                  • California Dreaming
                                    California Dreaming  2 weeks back

                                    This is a shame when the camera crew gets an Oscar but that crazy s.o.b gets nothing but a leftover thanks while the music is going. Being a woman of color doesn't mean shit. Without Alex no one would give two shits about you asian woman.

                                    • good kisser
                                      good kisser  3 weeks back

                                      Everyone commenting about how ‘Alex should’ve spoke’ has clearly never seen any other documentary award speech nor know anything about the purpose of the awards.

                                      • D0NGM4N _
                                        D0NGM4N _  3 weeks back

                                        i feel bad for alex they didn’t say shit to his ass

                                        • edquispe1
                                          edquispe1  3 weeks back

                                          I'm so disappointed with this speech, what a tragedy. "1st I want to thank Alex who without him, None of this and I mean NOTHING would have happened period." But 1st let me awkwardly thank my kids and recognize Alex as we are being rushed off.

                                          • Tommy Landrix
                                            Tommy Landrix  3 weeks back

                                            Yes, thank you to the women and the people of color, and my daughter!!!!! And the GIRLFRIEND!!!! Oh and that white man over there.

                                            • 🍒
                                              🍒  3 weeks back

                                              My whole face seeing this film 😐

                                              • Derek Lewis
                                                Derek Lewis  3 weeks back

                                                I love how she speaks as if she claimed the mountain. Alex didnt even get to say a word. Wtf

                                                • Gianna Martin
                                                  Gianna Martin  3 weeks back

                                                  Derek Lewis Alex didn’t make the film,, the award was for her and her husband, the film-makers. Alex’s award was successfully free soloing el cap 🤷‍♀️

                                              • scottay69
                                                scottay69  4 weeks back

                                                Wow.

                                                • Humble Servant
                                                  Humble Servant  4 weeks back

                                                  "And Sunni... Thank you for almost killing Alex and bringing some drama into the film."
                                                  Everyone knows Jimmy should've given the speech. I feel like he let his wife do it because he's usually the one getting all the recognition.

                                                  • Ivan Vincent
                                                    Ivan Vincent  4 weeks back

                                                    People are so easily offended by people who are so easily offended.

                                                    • Tyler Foley
                                                      Tyler Foley  4 weeks back

                                                      What a fucking disgrace. Fuck these clowns.

                                                      • N
                                                        N  4 weeks back

                                                        Dissapponted, that was hard to watch, my lord.

                                                        • Mitchell Farinas de Leon

                                                          I get that the ones who won the award are the filmmakers but I mean come on, hardly recognizing Mr. Honnold was low key a dick move.

                                                          • Karma IsABitch
                                                            Karma IsABitch  4 weeks back

                                                            free solo and the dawn wall are the best docu`s ever !!!

                                                            • Leonardo Oliva
                                                              Leonardo Oliva  1 months back

                                                              Sorry but, no, you didn't win because you're an "amazing" director or whatever ...you won because you simply were the person holding the camera recording the most amazing athlete this world has ever seen achieving the most incredible athletic feat in human history.

                                                              • Morgan Daniloff
                                                                Morgan Daniloff  1 months back

                                                                It should be considered a crime not to thank Alex first. But doing it LAST, as an afterthought? Life in prison, girl.

                                                                • Sh4d0ws
                                                                  Sh4d0ws  1 months back

                                                                  Well deserved! This doc was simply amazing!

                                                                  • muki wa
                                                                    muki wa  1 months back

                                                                    Thunk you alex for making impossible just a word f**k all this peoples I am disappointed by the people around you, You deserve better than aoscar "respect"

                                                                    • orX a
                                                                      orX a  1 months back

                                                                      lmao so little about true star of the documentary? this is really sad to see

                                                                      • RxyaI
                                                                        RxyaI  1 months back

                                                                        Was anyone else thinking that Elizabeth Chai Vaserhelyi was having a hard time to come up with a good speech. 🤔

                                                                        • nigelcanuck
                                                                          nigelcanuck  1 months back

                                                                          That was the worst acceptance speech in history. Just garbage. How about the guy who climbed the mountain and risked his life? Brutal!

                                                                          • Master_ E
                                                                            Master_ E  1 months back

                                                                            I think we all climbed our own mountain that day but not like the girl in the red dress. Oh and thank you guy that also climbed said mountain

                                                                            • Natureseatravellingsailor.subscribe. singh

                                                                              Damn she's dumb.

                                                                              • Ben Walker
                                                                                Ben Walker  1 months back

                                                                                Oh shhhhh
                                                                                *turns around*
                                                                                Shit

                                                                                • roger edwards
                                                                                  roger edwards  1 months back

                                                                                  Typical self absorbed liberals. Enjoy that Oscar lady because you'll never win another...Bet

                                                                                  • Imagine
                                                                                    Imagine  1 months back

                                                                                    How can u top this documentary?

                                                                                    • Eric Walsh
                                                                                      Eric Walsh  1 months back

                                                                                      I love how this ultra feminist gives more attention to the star-fucker girlfriend who’s on stage for some reason. Then, “Oh btw, thanks Alex also...”

                                                                                      • jwelch5742
                                                                                        jwelch5742  1 months back

                                                                                        Free Solo has great writing.

                                                                                        • Erick Garcia
                                                                                          Erick Garcia  1 months back

                                                                                          3:28 he knows she ruin the best moment in their career and she doesnt knows that

                                                                                          • Sharon Guggenheim
                                                                                            Sharon Guggenheim  1 months back

                                                                                            They are all very close friends, and cameramen who are also elite climbers enough to take those shots WHILE being respectful to Alex number about 5-according to Alex. These are not corny Hollywood ppl, she seemed shellshocked , people need to calm down. Like you would do better from behind your keyboard. I thought it was very sweet..