The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002 TV Special)
[Presenting Art Direction, by Joel and Ethan Coen]
Cameron Diaz: For as long as the medium has existed the debate has raged, Are movies Art or Entertainment? Well, how many movies these days are entertaining? Yes, movies are an art, but the person who directs this art that movies are, who was formerly called the Art Director is now confusingly called the Production Designer. The Production Designer directs the work of the person currently called the Art Director and is himself usually a former Art Director who has gotten to big for his britches. But specifically, what does the Production Designer do? Well, he or she flips about the set, draping things and fabrics, hanging pictures on the wall, or if it's a World War II picture, arranging the mud. Everything you see on the screen except for the actors, who don't matter so much, is designed by the Production Designer, or if he didn't design it, he at least looked at it and said 'OK, we'll go with that'. We honor then these strange artistic people. The nominees...
Denzel Washington: Forty years I've been chasing Sidney, they finally give it to me. What do they do? They give to him the same night.
Herself - Host: We've got many many movies to celebrate tonight. Gosford Park... Iris - a movie that even Ingmar Bergmann found depressing.
Herself - Host: There's been so much mud throwing this year all the nominees look black.
Herself - Host: There are 200 British actors in this film and none of them is black, and what's even weirder - none of them is Michael Caine.
Herself - Host: America's recovering, Mariah Carey is already making a new film.
Herself - Host: We remember all the actors up there... shooting in Canada.
Herself - Host: The black hobbits, originally from south central Middle-earth.
Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role: And the Oscar goes to...
[reads the envelope]
Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role: I love my life. Denzel Washington!