Taika Waititi dedicates Oscar to "all the indigenous kids in the world"

Oscars 10/02/2020

From vampires in Wellywood, to winning Oscars in Hollywood!

Taika Waititi has just taken home his first Oscar, winning "Best Adapted Screenplay" for his WWII satire comedy 'Jojo Rabbit'.

Accepting the award from Natalie Portman and Timothée Chalamet, the Kiwi actor and director was overwhelmed with his win.

"This one's light, it's supposed to be heavy," he said, referencing the weight of his Oscar.

"I'd like to thank my mother, I don't know where you are mum, I lost you, hours ago," he said, eventually pointing her out in the crowd. 

"Thank you for being my mother...for giving me the book that I adapted, this film wouldn't have existed without you doing that."

Taika then finished his speech with a dedication to indigenous people around the world:

"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 story-tellers, and we can make it here as well."

'Jojo Rabbit' was up for an incredible six award nominations at this year's Oscars.