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
Michael Arndt - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Thank you very much. You'll have to forgive me, my voice is really shot. A writer is only as good as the people that he works with, so I have to share this will Bill Weinstein and Tom Strickler who read this script when no one else wanted to read it; with my producers, Albert, Ron, Marc, David, Peter and Jeb, who made this movie when no one else wanted to make it; with Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin and Abigail Breslin, who collectively saved my life; and ...