J.K. Simmons, one of the best “that guys” ever, is a “that guy” no more.
In his acceptance speech for “Best Supporting Actor” for his role in Whiplash, Simmons went into full-on “family man” mode by thanking his wife and kids.
Then, he made us all feel bad when he told viewers, “call your mom, everybody, call your mom, call your dad. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call them.”
He finished up by saying “thank you mom and dad,” not on the phone, but to the camera, which is pretty much the same thing.
Meanwhile, moms and dads everywhere are looking at their phones and waiting for them to ring.