Great Beauty director & Napoli fan Paolo Sorrentino thanked Diego Maradona when he won an Oscar

When the Oscar for best foreign language film is announced most people tuned out, however Italian director Paolo Sorrentino attracted plenty of attention when he collected his award for the movie “Great Beauty”

In a brilliant short speech, Sorrentino yapped:

Thank you to my inspiration, Federico Fellini … Martin Scorsese, Diego Armando Maradona… and thank you to Roma, Napoli … and this is for my parents.

See how Argentine legend Diego Maradona was name-dropped at the Oscars below.


B101 Writer