Whoopi Goldberg Wears Minnie Mouse Shoes to Accept D23 Legends Award

by Abel Hampton July 16, 2017, 0:05
Whoopi Goldberg Wears Minnie Mouse Shoes to Accept D23 Legends Award

This year's honorees include Oprah Winfrey, Mark Hamill, and the late Carrie Fisher. And since Lourd couldn't be present either due to obligations filming American Horror Story, Disney chairman Bob Iger read it for her. "Carrie Fisher was an original, and there never will be another", he said before launching into Billie's speech.

Whoopi Goldberg wears a pair of Minnie Mouse shoes while walking the carpet at the D23 Legends Awards ceremony held on Friday morning (July 14) in Anaheim, Calif.

"I wish I could be there to accept this award on her behalf, but unfortunately, I am now working on "American Horror Story".

Adding: 'Thank you so much to @Disney for making my mom the ultimate Disney combo: a princess and now a legend'.

Fisher became an overnight sensation in 1977 with her iconic performance as Leia but took on a panoply of roles as an actress, author, playwright, screenwriter and outspoken advocate for mental health awareness. So becoming a part of the Disney family was truly an fantastic moment for her. Iger even teased the newly announced Star Wars Lands, which will be opening in 2019 so that "you can experience life in the Star Wars universe". We'd have huge fights and not speak to one another.

In a press statement, Disney described Goldberg as the first ever "LEGOT" victor - someone who has been honored as a Legend and also won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. "There was a comfort level with each other, we could rely on each other, and there was a deep respect", Hamill said. "I know if she was here today, she would have flipped me the bird at least twice already".

The other recipients included Lee collaborator and comics great Jack Kirby, director Garry Marshall, musical director Julie Taymor, animation director Clyde Geronimi, Disney comics artist Manuel Gonzales, and animatronics expert Wayne Jackson.


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