Avengers star Mark Ruffalo has proven himself as Taika Waititi’s biggest fan after the Jojo Rabbit director’s historic win at the Oscars.
No, you’re crying.
Taika became the first Indigenous person ever to win an Academy Award after scooping up the best adapted screenplay trophy, beating the likes of Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Todd Phillips and Scott Silver (Joker), Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes) and Steven Zaillian (The Irishman).
The Bruce Banner actor shared some triumphant snaps of the pair of them to Instagram, showing off just how proud he is of his pal.
Resting his head against Taika’s, Mark looked pretty close to tears in one snap, with another showing the duo sharing a sweet hug.
In the caption, the 52-year-old used Taika’s own words from his acceptance speech to celebrate.
‘”I dedicate this to all the Indigenous kids in the world who want to do art and dance and write stories, we are the original storytellers and we can make it here, as well’”, Mark wrote.
‘Congratulations, @taikawaititi, on a historic win at the #Oscars. Thanks for another beautiful film.’
Fans are obsessed with the sweet snaps, with one writing: ‘All the love in just this picture.’
‘Im crying,’ another added, with one more pointing out: ‘Two guys united by the same hair.’
We love to see it.
The star, who played an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler in the movie, had a bizarre way of keeping his coveted trophy safe, which was documented by Avengers star Brie Larson (we can always count on her).
Sat back down after his win, Taika was filmed sneakily sliding his award under the chair in front of him. Let’s hope he didn’t manage to forget it on his way out.
The 44-year-old, who made his speech pretty swift, later explained exactly why he didn’t thank his agents, friends, and co-stars.
He said that he told those close to him: ‘If I have to go up, I’m not going to thank you. Why should I? I did all the typing. No one else did it. And all the words came from my head. So why am I gonna thank my lawyer for that?
‘I love him, he’s done great stuff for me. He got me a bloody good deal on Thor: Love and Thunder, but he didn’t type anything on Jojo Rabbit. So as far as acceptance speeches go, I think mine was probably the most truthful speech that anyone’s ever given.’
Oscars 2020 Winners List
Best picture – Parasite
Best actress – Renée Zellweger, Judy
Best actor – Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Best supporting actor – Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Best supporting actress – Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Best director – Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Music (original song) – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, Rocketman
Music (original score) – Joker
International feature film – South Korea, Parasite
Makeup and hairstyling – Bombshell
Visual effects – 1917
Best film editing – Ford v Ferrari
Best cinematography – Roger Deakins, 1917
Best sound mixing – 1917
Best sound editing – Ford v Ferrari
Documentary short feature – Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Documentary feature – American Factory
Best costume design – Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Best production design – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Live-action short film – The Neighbors’ Window
Best adapted screenplay – Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Best original screenplay – Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Animated short film – Hair Love
Animated feature film –Toy Story 4