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British Oscar winners pay tribute to their 'superhero' mums

Mat Kirkby and James Lucas pose with their award. Credit: Reuters

The British writers of The Phone Call who won the Oscar for Best Live Short Film singled out their inspirational mothers for the work they do taking calls in crisis centres during their acceptance speech.

Director and writer Mat Kirkby and writer James Lucas accept the Oscar for the best live action short film The Phone Call. Credit: Reuters

The film, starring Sally Hawkins, is set in a crisis hotline centre.

We'd like to thank all the volunteers around the world in crisis centres who give their time for nothing - including our mums.

– Mat Kirkby's Oscar acceptance speech

After the awards Mat Kirkby told ITV News his mother was "a real life superhero"

Sue Kirkby has said that the best part of her night was not being called a superhero but seeing her son win an Oscar.

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