David Bowie’s Son Gives Moving Speech At Brit Awards

Director Duncan Jones and father David Bowie. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Director Duncan Jones and father David Bowie. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

The Brit Awards delivered their usual combination of style and unpredictability yesterday, but one segment of the program struck a memorial tone. David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, accepted album of the year on behalf of Blackstar.

“And the winner is… The king,” Noel Gallagher of Oasis announced, referring to Bowie as he held the mic up toward heaven.

Then Jones, who’s directed films like “Warcraft: The Beginning,” “Source Coud” and “Moon,” gave a heartfelt message that tugged on the heartstrings of every Bowie fan in the audience.

“I lost my dad last year, but I also became a dad and I was spending a lot of time, after getting over the shock, of trying to work out what would I want my son to know about his granddad,” Jones told the audience. “And I think it would be the same thing that most of my dad’s fans have taken over the last 50 years: That he’s always been there supporting people who think they’re a little bit weird or a little bit strange – a little bit different. And he’s always been there for them. So this award is for all the kooks and all the people who make the kooks.”

Wooo… I think I have something in my eye.

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