'Call Your Mom!' Pleads Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons in Best Supporting Actor Speech (VIDEO)

jk simmons oscarNeed a good cry tonight? Don't worry because the Academy Awards will get you, and likely also your Mom and Dad. Tonight's winner for Best Supporting Actor, J.K. Simmons, gave us one important lesson: call your parents. 


While accepting the first award of the night, the Whiplash actor first thanked his wife and his above-average children, who are "extraordinary human beings" thanks to their mother (swoon!) and then left us with this gem:

Call your mom, everybody. Call your mom, call your dad. If you’re lucky to have a parent alive on this planet, call them. Don't text, don't email. Call them on the phone and tell them you love them. And thank them and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you. Thank you, Mom and Dad.

Hear that? Leave all that you're doing. And just go call your parents. Forget about a simple message or a quick email. Call them, talk to them, and listen.

If you can manage to do so through the tears.

What did you think of Simmons' speech?



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