"It wasn't really nerves, like I was stood up there stunnedly for a long time but it's just, I'm not usually lost for words and that was one of those rare moments my brain didn't work".
She wasn't wrong. "Parasite" picked up four awards on Sunday night, including a history-making best picture win. "I just made him a version of myself that happened to have a bad haircut, and a s***** little mustache, and a mediocre German accent", he said.
"At a certain age, when you're told to put down your pens and stop writing stories and start doing real world subjects and I never really agreed with that".
When asked by a member of the press about writers' needs, Waititi, without skipping a beat, gives sage advice to the world's biggest tech company: "Apple needs to fix those keyboards".
"I want to dedicate this to all the indigenous kids in the world who want to do art and dance, and write stories", he said. It makes me want to go back to PCs. Because PC keyboards, the bounce-back on our fingers is way better. You know what I'm talking about. "Those Apple keyboards are horrendous", Variety reported him as saying.
Waititi called his own acceptance speech "the worst", and said that he had told people in his life that should he win, "I'm not going to thank you - I did all the typing". "We just gotta fix those keyboards".
We're far from where we need to be in regards to diversity and adequate representation in Hollywood, but Taika Waititi's inspiring speeches at today's ceremony can only be seen as a huge step in the right direction.