Did You Know?
Originally, Macaulay Culkin
was scheduled to give the award for Best Visual Effects. The plan was, after Culkin announced the nominees, he would say, "Could I have the envelope please?" A giant, roaring, animatronic T-Rex (from Jurassic Park
(1993)) would then suddenly appear onstage, with the envelope naming the winners. After taking the envelope from the T-Rex's mouth, Culkin would return to the podium and say, "Thanks, Dad." Macaulay's father, Christopher Culkin
, was offended by the line and demanded that it be cut from the show. When the Oscar producers refused, Christopher Culkin
pulled his son from the show, and Elijah Wood
gave the award instead. See more
I'd like to thank God, but I don't believe in God, I just believe in Billy Wilder... so thank you, Mr Wilder.
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