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Free Solo featuring Alex Honnold free soloing Freerider 5.13a on El Capitan won an Oscar for best documentary feature at the 2019 Academy Awards.

While Honnold didn’t get a chance to speak during the acceptance, as those honours went to directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Honnold gave a great pre-Oscar talk with Gear Patrol.

For more on the big Oscar win, visit here.

What a way to finally end the @freesolofilm tour! We won an Oscar!! Technically, @sannimccandless and I didn’t win anything since we were only the subjects of the film. But we kept the awesome envelope anyway 🙂 The actual Oscars go to directors @chaivasarhelyi and @jimmychin and producers @peconic21 and Shannon Dill. They each did an incredible job in helping to craft Free Solo into the Best Documentary of the year! Of course there’s an enormous team of talented people who worked on the film (many of whom I got to hug last night and celebrate with). I guess I just want to say thank you to everyone who worked on the film. And thank you to everyone who’s watched and enjoyed the film. It’s been a wild ride. Thanks.

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Pre-Oscar Interview

Post-Oscar Interview