Sandra Bullock Shows Off Her German Language Skills at the Oscars

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Sunday’s 84th annual Academy Awards, previous best actress winner, and German American, Sandra Bullock presented the award for Best Foreign Language Film, and instead of speaking english, she decided to take a different approach and speak a foreign language.  Bullock told the audience that…

The Academy is trying something new this year because we are an international show and because there are over 1.2 billion people in China, they’ve asked me to speak a bit about this category in Mandarin Chinese. Luckily I speak it fluently. One quick note: Since my mother spoke German to us growing up, my Chinese has a very slight German accent.

It turns out her German accent was her actually speaking german instead of Chinese and it sounded pretty good.  Her translation is below as well as a copy of the video so you can watch the moment for yourself…

 No matter which language they are in, movies are a shared experience that unites us all.  They speak to the common humanity in all of us.


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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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