Of the twenty nominated actors that year, Sean Penn
was the only one not in attendance. However, nominee Will Smith
left before his category was announced to take care of his sick son. See more
Ray McKinnon - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
I thought we were going to get a little short one. We'd like to thank the Academy for this wonderful honor in a category that still allows for a person who is just burning to make a movie to load the camera in the back of his daddy's old truck, gather up some talented dreamers and do it. And if the stars align and the fates conspire that person might find themselves standing right here at the good God Almighty Academy Awards. I want to thank everybody who helped us on our film, especially my ...