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‘Different Is Good.’ – Angelina Jolie

Yes, the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards are still happening, and Angelina Jolie is proving that they’re still relevant.

On Saturday, after the actress won the award for “Best Villain” for her role in Maleficent, she gave a truly stirring speech that children, and adults for that matter, everywhere should take to heart.

“I want to say that when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different. And I felt out of place, and too loud, and too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then one day, I realized something – something that I hope you all realize: Different is good. So don’t fit in, don’t sit still, don’t ever try to be less than what you are. And when someone tells you that you are different, smile, and hold your head up high and be proud. And, as your villain, I would also say, cause a little trouble – it’s good for you.”

Jolie was escorted to the award show by – who else? – her children. Zahara and Shiloh looked more excited than anyone else that their mom had won the coveted orange blimp, and her speech has other mothers, famous and unknown alike praising her. Katie Holmes, at the premiere of her new film, Woman in Gold, told ET, “I’m such a fan of Angelina. I think she’s incredible in all aspects of her life. I think she’s just an inspiration. And her speech just, you know, topped it off.”

Jolie may have been recognized for best villain, but she delivered a heroic message – watch her speech below.


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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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