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
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
You know the naysayers said that four blind kids from the Bronx couldn't make it in visual effects, but here we are. First, I got to thank Jerry Bruckheimer for entrusting us with this great big project. Thanks to Gore Verbinski; your vast imagination, your humor, your tireless work ethic, and that's why we're up here so thank you. Bill Nighy, thanks for being such a wonderful partner in creating this character. Sorry about the deeply embarrassing computer pajamas, but we think it was worth it....