84th Academy Awards OnStage Quotes



CATEGORY: Cinematography – SPEECH BY: Robert Richardson – FILM: “Hugo”
“I can’t believe somebody put cinematography up first because it can only go up from this point.”

CATEGORY: Art Direction – SPEECH BY: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo – FILM: “Hugo”
Dante Ferretti: “Thank you to the Academy for this prestigious award.”

CATEGORY: Costume Design – SPEECH BY: Mark Bridges – FILM: “The Artist”
“I was just a kid from Niagara Falls who dreamed, ate, and slept movies and so I want to thank the Academy for this honor and for making a lifelong dream come true.”

CATEGORY: Makeup – SPEECH BY: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland – FILM: “The Iron Lady”
J. Roy Helland: “Thank you Academy and thank you to my colleague on “The Iron Lady” Mark Coulier.”
Mark Coulier: “I’d just like to say what an amazing experience. Thanks to Meryl, you were incredible.”

CATEGORY: Foreign Language Film – SPEECH BY: Asghar Farhadi – FILM: “A Separation” (Iran)
Asghar Farhadi (director-writer-producer): “I would like to thank the Academy and Sony Pictures Classics and my dear friends Michael Barker and Tom Bernard.”

CATEGORY: Film Editing – SPEECH BY: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall – FILM: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Kirk Baxter: “We weren’t expecting this.”
Angus: “No”

CATEGORY: Sound Editing – SPEECH BY: Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty – FILM: “Hugo”
Philip Stockton: “I just want to thank everybody who’s here tonight and everybody who isn’t and everybody who’s ever been born or may be born or be born again or reborn.”

CATEGORY: Sound Mixing – SPEECH BY: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley – FILM: “Hugo”
Tom Fleischman: “Wow, this is an incredible honor. Thanks to the Academy; many thanks to my fellow nominees who inspire me and you do inspire me for years.”

CATEGORY: Documentary (Feature) – SPEECH BY: TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas – FILM: “Undefeated”
Dan Lindsay: “This is ridiculous. Wow, okay, we want to thank the Academy for this honor.”
TJ Martin: “We would also like to acknowledge our fellow nominees. They have inspired us in so many ways. They should be up here with us, actually that would be [expletive deleted].”

CATEGORY: Animated Feature Film – SPEECH BY: Gore Verbinski – FILM: “Rango”
“Thank you so much, this is crazy.”

CATEGORY: Visual Effects – SPEECH BY: Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning – FILM: “Hugo”
Rob Legato: “Well, I didn’t expect this. I know it’s a huge thrill to be nominated, but it’s awesome to win and it’s really underrated.”

CATEGORY: Supporting Actor – SPEECH BY: Christopher Plummer – FILM: “Beginners”
“I wouldn’t be here at all if it weren’t for Michael Mills and his enchanting film, “Beginners,” and my screen partner of course.”

CATEGORY: Music (Original Score) – SPEECH BY: Ludovic Bource – FILM: “The Artist”
“Wow, I want to pay, first of all, a tribute for the power of the music and I want to thank you and pay tribute to my co-nominees Mr. Williams, Mr. Shore, and Mr. Iglesias.”

CATEGORY: Music (Original Song) – SPEECH BY: Bret McKenzie – SONG: “Man or Muppet” – FILM: “The Muppets”
“I was genuinely starstruck when I finally met Kermit the Frog. But once you get to know him, he’s just a normal frog.”

CATEGORY: Short Film (Live Action) – SPEECH BY: Terry George and Oorlagh George – FILM: The Shore
Terry George: “Thanks, this is my daughter, the producer. Now I don’t have to wait for her wedding to tell the world how brilliant she is.”

CATEGORY: Documentary (Short Subject) – SPEECH BY: Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy – FILM: “Saving Face”
Daniel Junge: “Well, it’s more important that the Pakistani on the stage speak instead of me.”
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Daniel and I want to dedicate this award to all the heroes working on the ground in Pakistan.”

CATEGORY: Short Film (Animated) – SPEECH BY: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg – FILM: “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
William Joyce: “We love the movies more than anything. It’s been a part of our lives since we were both kids.”
Brandon Oldenburg: “It’s been a part of our DNA ever since we were children and it’s made us storytellers.”

CATEGORY: Directing – SPEECH BY: Michel Hazanavicius – FILM: “The Artist”
“Yes, thank you. Thank you very much. I have an Oscar. I forgot my speech.”

CATEGORY: Lead Actor – SPEECH BY: Jean Dujardin – FILM: “The Artist”
“Oui! I love your country. Thank you to the Academy. It’s funny because in 1929 it wasn’t Billy Crystal, but Douglas Fairbanks who hosted the first Oscar ceremony. Tickets cost five dollars and it lasted 15 minutes. Times have changed.”

CATEGORY: Lead Actress – SPEECH BY: Meryl Streep – FILM: “The Iron Lady”
“Oh my god. Thank you, thank you. When they called my name I’d had this feeling I could hear half of America going “oh no…oh c’mon…why…her…again?” But whatever.”

CATEGORY: Best Picture – SPEECH BY: Thomas Langmann, Producer – FILM: “The Artist”
Thomas Langmann: “I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Michel Hazanavicius: “Okay thank you. I’d like to say very, very important things. I want to say hi to my kids and it’s six in the morning in Paris so you should go to bed in thirty seconds.”

Posted on February 26, 2012, in Academy Awards, K*Chele Magazine, Oscars and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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