Of the twenty actors nominated that year, Judi Dench
was the only one not in attendance. She had recently had knee surgery and was still hospitalized on Oscar night. See more
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
Oh my god. I was already crying after Tornatore's film. I thank you Academy members from the bottom of my heart for this honor. And I thank Michael and Tom from Sony Classics for choosing "The Lives of Others" and bringing it to you. I thank Germany and Bavaria for making this film possible. My great department heads for making this film with me. Schwarzenegger for teaching me that the words "I can't" should be stricken from my vocabulary. And my entire crew. I thank my producers, commissioning...