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(2002 TV Special)

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[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...

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Denzel Washington: Two birds in one night, huh? Oh, God is good. God is great. God is great. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all. Forty years I've been chasing Sidney

[Poitier]

Denzel Washington: , they finally give it to me, what'd they do? They give it to him the same night. I'll always be chasing you, Sidney. I'll always be following in your footsteps. There's nothing I would rather do, sir. Nothing I would rather do. God bless you. God bless you. I want to thank the Academy. You know, when I was in college first starting out as an actor, they asked each one of us what we wanted to do. I said I want to be the best actor in the world. All the students in the classroom looked at me like I was a nut. Life has taught me to just try and be the best that I can be, and I thank the Academy for saying to me that on this given night I was the best that I could be. I want to thank Warner Bros. and Alan Horn and Lorenzo di Bonaventura for supporting this film. And Antoine Fuqua, a brilliant young filmmaker, African-American filmmaker. I don't know where you are, Antoine, love you. Ethan Hawke, my partner in crime. So many people, I can't even remember everybody, lawyers, doctors, agents... My beautiful agent, Ed Limato. We've been together for so many years. Hometown boy from Mount Vernon. My beautiful wife. I love you so much. You put up with me, in spite of myself. And my beautiful children at home. I told you if I lost tonight I would come home and we'd celebrate and if I won tonight I would come home and we'd celebrate. Well, I'm coming home, we're celebrating. God bless you all.

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Herself - Host: We've got many many movies to celebrate tonight. Gosford Park... Iris - a movie that even Ingmar Bergmann found depressing.

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Herself - Host: There's been so much mud throwing this year all the nominees look black.

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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.

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Herself - Host: America's recovering, Mariah Carey is already making a new film.

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Herself - Host: We remember all the actors up there... shooting in Canada.

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Herself - Host: The black hobbits, originally from south central Middle-earth.

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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!

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Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Stone the crows. I'd like to thank the Academy for this wonderful honor. Making "Iris" was the most joyful, wonderful experience and for that, much thanks to Intermedia, to BBC Films and to Miramax for getting behind it and putting it out. And above all to Richard Eyre, for writing a wonderful script with Charles Wood, for directing with skill, intelligence, humor and great talent, and for putting together a wonderful cast for us to work with, with Hugh Bonneville as the younger me and Kate Winslet and the special Judi Dench who I had a lot to do with. I'd like to thank John Bayley who allowed us to plunder and I'm sure misrepresent his life with Iris. And above all, I'd like to thank my wife Anastasia for coming with me on this long and rather unpredictable journey. And good luck "Moulin Rouge."

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Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing: This is unbelievable. Thank you, members of the Academy, for honoring "Black Hawk Down" and my fellow editors and nominees tonight. This is one of the rare moments where we as editors get to share a corner of the limelight with the stars and editors - and directors, I'm sorry - and it feels great. Editors are like alchemists; we play with magic and we are privileged to witness small miracles of creation when we combine the talents and contributions from everyone involved in the process of making movies. I wouldn't be standing up here if it weren't for the generosity and trust of Ridley Scott. I would like to share this award with my crew and everyone that has contributed to the success of "Black Hawk Down." Special thanks to the Moroccan people of Rabat and Sale for their hard work and hospitality. Maya, Julian and Teresa, you bless my life, I love you. And thank you very much. Viva Italia!

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Himself - Co-Winner: Best Makeup: We have been on the most amazing journey together due in part to the vision of Peter Jackson, the camaraderie of Barrie Osborne, the incredible support of Mark Ordesky, the faces and bodies of the actors who went through hours of makeup. My journey has been made whole by the love of my partner Tania Rodger and the wonderful genius of the small group of young New Zealanders that have gathered around us to make this so possible. Thank you, everyone, for helping us support this cause tonight. It's a lovely day. Thanks.

Himself - Winner: Best Makeup: I just want to say I don't know why anyone gave me the job in the first place. I'm still recovering from that. I got an opportunity to go to the most beautiful country on earth, in my opinion, work with a genuine fellowship of people and torture a lot of actors. I can't thank the Academy enough for this. It's, it's delirium. Thank you.

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Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design & Best Art Direction: I'm fumbling. We would like to thank the Academy. This award represents thousands of man-hours of delicate but nonetheless backbreaking work of over a hundred of our colleagues and countrymen. We thank them all. Thanks to Angus, who's beside me now, and was beside me when we did everything. And to the extraordinary Baz Luhrmann who has got us up here, who cares as much about the embroidery detail on a can-can skirt as he does about lens size or dialogue. It was your vision, this is your Oscar, Baz.

Himself - Co-Winner: Best Costume Design: We would also like to thank the best wardrobe supervisor I think anybody could hope for in Eliza Godman. The beautiful pictures of Don McAlpine, thank you. To the marvelous hair and makeup of Aldo, Maurizio and Lesley and their teams. Nevertheless, we'd like to also thank the continual love and support of our family, friends and loved ones. For me the rewards of this film happened well before tonight. I'll be eternally grateful for the joy given by this girl

[referring to Catherine Martin]

Himself - Co-Winner: Best Costume Design: and our Baz Luhrmann. Thank you.

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Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects: I just want to say thank you to J. R. R. Tolkien who wrote it, Peter Jackson who directed it, New Line who supported it. My wife and family, Theresa, Sara and Jackson, who supported me. And the amazing artists at Weta Digital in New Zealand. Here it is.

Himself - Co-Winner: Best Makeup: We wanted to weave a tapestry of heightened reality with the visual effects on "Lord of the Rings." And a tribute has to go to Alex Funke, DOP of the miniatures department. Carla Fry, who was there with us from the beginning. The wonderful people at the Weta Workshop, Mary Machlachlan, John Baster, Jason Docherty and Gino Acevedo, for their work with the creatures. And all of my good friends back at home and especially my partner Tania. I send my love to you.

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Himself - Winner: Best Original Score: This is incredible. Thank you to the members of the Academy. I had the good fortune of having such fantastic collaborators on this project. Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens who guided me on an amazing journey through Middle Earth. It was just a tremendously rewarding experience to translate the words of Tolkien into music and I just feel blessed to be a part of this production. I want to thank my wife Elizabeth and daughter Mae whose love and support are incredible to me and have just guided me on my journey. Thanks to Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne, Mark Ordesky, Paul Broucek, Barrie Osborne, everybody at, the crew in Tuxedo. I love you all. Thank you very much.

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Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography: Right...

[pulls out written notes]

Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography: It's the concierge's card from L'Ermitage. I'd like to thank the Academy and New Line. I'd like to thank Mark Ordesky and Carla Fry. Peter Jackson, who is a sensational person to work with. Fran Walsh and Barrie Osborne, for giving me the opportunity to work on an amazing project. I had the privilege of working with a really sensational cast and terrific crews, predominantly New Zealand. I want to send my love to my partner Bronwen and my sons Jack and Sam who are probably still at school in Sydney. I just want to say Australia and New Zealand are terrific places to grow up, and great to work in and great to live in. And last of all, I want to dedicate this to the late Brian Bansgrove, who was the chief lighting technician on "Lord of the Rings," on the trilogy. And Brian, this is for you. Thank you.

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Himself - Winner: Best Picture: [Looking at the winner's envelope... ] Yeah, it says it was really close, which it was. Hi, Ron. Yikes. Okay. I want to thank the Academy for selecting our movie. I started out in the business as a writer - not a very good writer - but a writer, nonetheless. I've had the privilege of working with better writers, great actors and brilliant directors. I found that my calling was to tell stories as a producer and I love doing just that. In the case of "A Beautiful Mind" the story and the subject were personal and important to me, and to receive an award for making this movie is a miracle. I want to thank Universal Pictures, two very important and special people to me, Ron Meyer and Stacey Snider. I want to thank their team including Scott, Peter, Marc and Nikki. DreamWorks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen. I want to thank Sylvia Nasar and Graydon Carter. And my dedicated team at Imagine, Michael Rosenberg, Maureen Peyrot, Todd Hallowell and especially Karen Kehela, who is an amazing partner to me for her enormous contributions. Ron Howard, a closer friend, a better partner, a more inspired and evolving filmmaker I could never find. Thank you, Ron, for all of that. I can't pull this apart.

[referring to his notes]

Himself - Winner: Best Picture: I'm so nervous. I know it's imperceptible. It's my honor to work with the profound Russell Crowe. And we wouldn't be here if it weren't for Russell Crowe. His amazing dedication, work ethic and artistry have gotten us here. The sublime Jennifer Connelly and all the fine actors on the movie. Akiva Goldsman, thank you for creating this difficult and heartrending script. And thank you James Horner for your most original and haunting score. Thank you to John and Alicia Nash. You've not only inspired a movie that has given so many a greater understanding of the vagaries of the mind, but you've given us a greater understanding of ourselves. I hope in some way our movie helped to improve the way we feel about and treat the mentally ill. And then I want to thank my little circle of love. My incredible, beautiful, amazing wife and my kids, Riley, Sage and Thomas. Thank you.

Himself - Winner: Best Director: God bless and thank you for this support.

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Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film: Gosh, a billion people. This is great. I'd like to thank all my of my friends and family, especially my mom and dad, Edward and Elizabeth. Everyone at Pixar and our friends at the Walt Disney Company. Skywalker Sound, Jory Prum, and the Riders in the Sky for their wonderful sound work. Gosh, Karen Dufilho, our producer, James Ford Murphy and Bill Wise, our partners. I would like to thank Steve Jobs and Sarah McArthur for their encouraging the short films at Pixar. And most of all I'd like to thank Ed Catmull and John Lasseter, my friends and mentors. I hope each and every one of you get to work with them as closely as I have. Thank you very much.

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Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design & Best Art Direction: Another little scrap of paper. Thank you again to the Academy. Thank you to Mr. Ian Gracie and his colleagues, the best art director and art department in the world, who with his team of craftsmen managed to create the physical world of "Moulin Rouge" entirely on sound stages in my hometown of Sydney, Australia. To Mr. McAlpine, an artist and a teacher, I thank you. And to Baz. You come up with ideas that even I sometimes think are crazy, but you've taught me to live the dream that anything is possible through ideas, hard work and discipline. Thank you for letting me come on this journey with you. You are my other half. This is for you. Thank you. And thank you to my family and all my friends.

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Himself - 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 two partners here, my true friend Walton Goggins and my dear and beautiful wife Lisa Blount.

Herself - Co-Winner: Best Live Action Short Film: As one door was seemingly closing in my life, another door opened. And I only have one person to thank for that, my husband Ray McKinnon.

Walton Goggins: I just get to thank our mommy and daddies and Eddie King, Blake Jackson. And Red, we might be able to pay you back. Thank you.

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Herself - Winner: Best Documentary Short: We thank the Academy for their wonderful tribute and for supporting this category still. We thank security for letting Thoth play on the red carpet. I am so grateful to everyone who helped me make this film and to HBO which is our new home. And a big kiss for their support to James and Phoebe Lapine, Jack and Adelaide Kernochan and Romeo Gigli. I made this film to call attention to a man who, in a world where people are waging so much war, this man takes to the street and wages love nearly every day of his life. And so I hope that he will think of this as all that love coming right back at him. Thank you.

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Himself - Winner: Best Animated Film: Thank you, members of the Academy, for inviting us to the party by creating this category to begin with. "Shrek" took five years and over 500 people to bring to life so I'm incredibly honored to be up here on behalf of the entire team. Special thanks go to John Williams who originally brought William Steig's book to DreamWorks, Laurie MacDonald who thought it might make a good animated movie, the amazing directors Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. Our incredible cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow. Executive producers Penney Finkelman Cox, Sandy Rabins and David Lipman. Terry Press and Jim Tharp at DreamWorks and the entire staff of animators and artists at PDI/DreamWorks. Finally I want to thank my fellow producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, who has a love for animation that borders on obsession and who is the real reason we're here tonight. Thank you.

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Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film: Wow. Thank you, Academy, especially those who voted for me. I have to thank my producers, especially a man who started all this, Cedomir Kolar, who read the screenplay and who followed me until today. I have to thank my crew, my actors, one of them is, two of them up here. I want to thank United Artists, Bingham Ray for their great, great job in promoting my film here. And thank you. Yes, I want to thank my wife for being so beautiful and good to me and loving me and being patient. And this is for my country, for Bosnia. Thank you.

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Himself - Winner: Best Sound Mixing: This is really something. On behalf of my colleagues Myron Nettinga and Chris Munro, I 'd like to express how proud we are to be associated with this film and the very honorable men whose actions it depicts. And we extend our gratitude to all the men in the armed forces who are putting themselves at similar risks every day in order to ensure our freedoms. We owe this moment to the precision and passion of Ridley Scott, Pietro Scalia and Per Hallberg, and the leadership of Jerry Bruckheimer and Joe Roth at Revolution Studios. Personally, I believe that in everyone's life there's a person that takes you to another level and introduces you to greater possibilities. My wife has taken me and introduced me to the extraordinary. Thank you, Pattie.

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Himself - Co-Winner: Best Sound Editing: Thank you very much to everyone in the Academy for this great honor. We share these awards with many different individuals. First of all, Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. Thank you both for your many years of loyal support and for offering us unique opportunities in sound. Walt Disney Studios, Buena Vista Sound, our rerecording mixers Kevin O'Connell and Greg Russell for the great job they always do. Everyone in the Cary Grant Theatre. Pat Sandston, Peter Devlin, our entire crew, and my wife Shan.

Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing: Ethan Van der Ryn, Beau Borders, Teri Dorman, Victoria Martin, Chris Welch. All the editors and assistants. Skywalker Sound. My wife Molly, my mom Katherine, my sons Tyler, Daniel and Aaron. We'd also like to acknowledge all the veterans from Pearl Harbor and from wars all the way around the world. Thank you.

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Himself - Co-Performer:'If I Didn't Have You' and Winner: Best Original Song: Thank you. I don't want your pity. I want to thank first of all the music branch for giving me so many chances to be humiliated over the years. I have nothing, I'm absolutely astounded that I've won for this, though the picture deserves recognition. They made four pictures in a row that were good, and Peter Weir did that once but I can't remember another instance exactly. All four of the Pixar Disney movies were good.

[to the musicians in the orchestra pit... ]

Himself - Co-Performer:'If I Didn't Have You' and Winner: Best Original Song: Wait. Are you really going to play in four seconds? Don't play, it's been so long. I have something... I would like to thank Milos Forman and Barry Levinson...

[laughs]

Himself - Co-Performer:'If I Didn't Have You' and Winner: Best Original Song: . No, I'm very grateful. I would like to thank John Lasseter, Pete Docter, all these musicians

[referring to the orchestra]

Himself - Co-Performer:'If I Didn't Have You' and Winner: Best Original Song: many of whom have worked for me a number of times and may not again. Walking out here and having someone this beautiful give me an award, I'll never get to heaven but that's as close as you get, I think. Thanks very much. I'm thrilled.

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Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay: I am terrified. I would like to thank the Academy. At Universal, Ron Meyer, Stacey Snider and Scott Stuber. At DreamWorks, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. My agents Richard Lovett, Risa Gertner and Tori Metzger and my attorney Steve Warren. I would like to thank the film's producers, the unstoppable Brian Grazer and the gifted Karen Kehela. I would like to thank John and Alicia Nash for their extraordinary courage and for entrusting us with their lives. I would like to thank the dazzling Russell Crowe whose incalculable talent and dedication are the very life of "A Beautiful Mind." And I would like to thank Ron Howard whose persistence of vision and unflagging grace are the movie's soul. And I'd like to dedicate this award to my three parents, Tev Goldsman, Mira Rothenberg and Elizabeth Lee*, who taught me that when understanding people who suffer from mental illness, it is good to have a beautiful mind, but a greater gift still is to discover a beautiful heart. Thank you for this.

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Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay: I think I'll hold it, I don't want to let go of it now. I feel as if I'm in "A Star Is Born" and any minute now "Norman Maine" is going to come out and whack me in the mouth. Well, obviously my thanks start with the great Robert Altman who has given me the biggest break in the movies since Lana Turner walked into Schwab's. And then Scott Greenstein and USA. Capitol Films. Ileen Maisel, who told me to write. Bob Balaban, who got me the job. Cathy King, Duncan Heath, Ronni Chasen. And of course my terrific son Peregrine and my wife, the beautiful Emma, who has a lot to put up with. When I'm not working I'm mean, moody and difficult. And then when I start on a new job I change into someone who is even more mean, moody and difficult. But finally, I want to thank the Academy and all of you for your tradition of kindness to foreigners like myself. I think you must be the most generous nation on earth. So thank you very much and God bless America.

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Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature: Merci. Je vous aime. We just saw on the clip one of the greatest men in America. And he said in 1963, the year I was born, "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in one nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Thirty-eight years later we film, with Denis Poncet, a story about a teenager who had been stopped, arrested and sent to jail because he was just a black kid walking in the street near a crime scene. And if we are doing documentaries, that

[is]

Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature: because we do believe that as storyteller

[s]

Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature: we can help dreams come true.

Himself - Co-Winner: Best Documentary Feature: Just one thing because I know that time is up. This film was supposed to stay in Europe and thanks to somebody called Christine Le Goff it came to the United States. It is thanks to wonderful people at HBO like Sheila Nevins and Nancy Abraham

[that]

Himself - Co-Winner: Best Documentary Feature: this was possible for you to see, I hope, one day and very close, soon on HBO. Thank you very, very much.

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Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role: Oh my God. Oh my God. I'm sorry. This moment is so much bigger than me. This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It's for the women that stand beside me, Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox. And it's for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened. Thank you. I'm so honored. I'm so honored. And I thank the Academy for choosing me to be the vessel for which His blessing might flow. I want to thank my manager, Vincent Cirrincione. He's been with me for twelve long years and you fought every fight, and you loved me when I've been up but more importantly you've loved me when I've been down. You have been a manager, a friend and the only father I've ever known. Really. And I love you very much. I want to thank my mom who has given me the strength to fight every single day to be who I want to be and to give me the courage to dream, that this dream might be happening and possible for me. I love you, Mom, so much. Thank you, my husband, who is just a joy of my life. And India, thank you for giving me peace because only with the peace that you've brought me have I been allowed to go to places that I never even knew I could go. Thank you. I love you and India with all my heart. I want to thank Lions Gate. Thank you, Mike Paseornek, Tom Ortenberg, for making sure everybody knew about this little tiny movie. Thank you for believing in me. Our director Marc Forster, you're a genius. You're a genius. This moviemaking experience was magical for me because of you. You believed in me, you trusted me and you gently guided me to very scary places. I thank you. I want to thank Ivana Chubbuck, I could have never figured out who the heck this lady was without you. I love you. Thank you. I want to thank Lee Daniels, our producer. Thank you for giving me this chance, for believing that I could do it. And now tonight I have this. Thank you. I want to thank my agents. CAA, Josh Lieberman especially. I have to thank my agents. Kevin Huvane, thank you. Thank you for never kicking me out and sending me somewhere else. Thank you. Um... I, I, I, who else? I have so many people that I know I need to thank. My lawyers! Neil Meyer, thank you. Okay, wait a minute. I got to take... seventy-four years here! I got to take this time! I got to thank my lawyer Neil Meyer for making this deal. Doug Stone. I need to thank lastly and not leastly, I have to thank Spike Lee for putting me in my very first film and believing in me. Oprah Winfrey, for being the best role model any girl can have. Joel Silver, thank you. And thank you to Warren Beatty. Thank you so much for being my mentors and believing in me. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Hello. Okay, I brought paper because I didn't want to forget. Thank you to the members of the Academy for this honor. By some beautiful twist of fate I've landed in this vocation that demands that I feel and helps me to learn. I know film has moved or taught me more than a beautiful mind. Thank you to all of our magnificent cast and crew for their invaluable collaboration and most especially to Ron Howard and to Russell Crowe. Thanks to all the artists who have inspired me and the list is too long. Thanks to my dearest ones who give me love and support, Risa Shapiro, Carrie Ross*, my family and friends. I believe in love, that there is nothing more important. Alicia Nash is a true champion of love, and so thank you to her for her example. My son Kai is for me the greatest messenger, and so thank you to him for all of our days. Thank you very much.

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Himself - Winner: Best Director: Thank you. Golden boy? Well, I am not a good enough actor anymore to be able to stand up here and make you believe that I haven't imagined this moment in my mind over the years and played it out about a thousand times. So here goes. It's pretty simple, really. I'm grateful. I'm very grateful for this. I'm grateful for an entire lifetime spent involved in this creative process that we do. I'm grateful that I was raised by an extraordinary man, my father Rance Howard, and my late mother Jean Howard. I also want to mention that before my mom passed away about eighteen months ago, she predicted that this was going to happen for me on this film. Well, she also made that prediction on every movie that I've directed since 1983. So now you know a little something about my mom. Thank you, Mom. Then there are the loves of my life. My incredible wife Cheryl. Yeah, she's something. Kids at home, Bryce, Jocelyn, Paige and Reed. Thank you for all the most important reasons. I've got a great friend and a partner, Brian Grazer. Brian, thanks for helping me realize so many of my dreams in this business, including getting to direct "A Beautiful Mind," which Brian produced so passionately and Akiva Goldsman wrote so brilliantly. You know, everyone from the decision makers at Universal and DreamWorks through to the entire production team, thank you for the incredible effort. It made the difference. And of course I had a tremendous cast. This is an acting movie. And including Jennifer Connelly. And Russell. Russell Crowe. This would not be happening tonight without your creative courage and your total commitment. It has been a great journey. And I thank you. And finally, they're here somewhere, I don't know where, but thank you to John and Alicia Nash for sharing your important story with us. I'm very, very proud to know you and may you have many years of peace ahead of you. Academy, thank you so much.

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