The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011 TV Special)
Cate Blanchett: [Immediately after clips from The Wolfman are shown] That's gross.
Kirk Douglas: You know, now is the moment. The moment that we are all waiting for. Hugh Jackman is laughing. I don't know why. Everybody in, in, Australia thinks they're funny. Colin Firth is not laughing. He's British. Now we come to the most important part.
[he and Hugh Jackman fight over who gets to the top of his cane]
Kirk Douglas: I always lose. Now this is the moment... if I can get it.
[takes out the paper]
Kirk Douglas: You know... You're still laughing. Colin Firth is laughing. You know... I will never forget this moment. Three times, and I lost every time. But now we have a winner. And the Oscar for Supporting Actress goes to Melissa Leo!
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction: Why didn't I lose that twenty pounds? To everyone-Well first of all, the other nominees, Guy, all you guys deserve to be up here. Everyone at Disney, from Iger and Ross and Bailey, Bruce Hendricks, Art Repola, the great Joe Roth. The art department led by Stefan Dechant, Christy Wilson, and Todd Cherniawsky. This great set decorator
[putting his arm around O'Hara]
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction: . I'm standing here because of three people: Ken Ralston, the great Richard Zanuck, and the wacky world of Tim Burton. There he is!
[pointing to the audience]
Herself - Co-Winner: Best Art Direction: Tim, this is yours. Thank you.
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction: Meet me with a saw because half of this is yours. There's just one last bit of art direction for a Tim Burton film
[puts a miniature "Mad Hatter" wig and hat on his Oscar]
Himself - Winner: Best Art Direction: ... and there it is. Thank you, Academy. And to my wife, my kids, and I dedicate this to my dad. Thank you.
Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography: Good god, what've you done? Thank you so much. This is a phenomenal honor for me. Thank you to the Academy for this great honor and for the respect that you've shown for all cinematographers. Ahh, I've got to take a breath here for a minute; breathe it in for a second. Where's that thing that shows you how much time you have; oh there it goes! Okay, anyway, none of what I did would have been possible without the incredible vision of my master, Christopher Nolan. His work
Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography: ... you're taking up my time!
Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography: His work has inspired me for twelve years and continues to. He's a brilliant filmmaker as we all know. Much thanks to Emma Nolan, to Warner Bros., to my fantastic union crew. And to my family: Anna, Nick, Claire, Mia, and to my mom and dad. Thanks so much!
Trent Reznor - Winner: Best Original Score: Wow, is this really happening? When we finished work on "The Social Network" we were very proud of our work and happy to just be involved in this film, and to be standing up here in this company is humbling and flattering beyond words. I'd like to especially thank the Academy for recognizing our work here. And David Fincher... David Fincher, thank you so much for the opportunity. Also like to thank my wonderful wife Mariqueen. I love you so much.
Atticus Ross - Winner: Best Original Score: Time's nearly out so I'm going to improvise a little. David, everyone who brought the film to life, thank you so much. Trent, I think you're a genius; a great friend and a genius. My wonderful wife Claudia and our three children, I love you. Thank you.
Richard King - Winner: Best Sound Editing: I owe this a thousand percent to Chris Nolan. As artists and craftspeople it's all about the opportunities we get and I just want to thank you, Chris, wherever you are, for making great movies and inviting me along for the ride. I want to thank Lee Smith; Emma Thomas; my sound editing crew, who I share this award with; Lora, Gary, and Ed, who were just here; and all my love to my wife Sue and my son Sam. Thank you.
Melissa Leo - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Oh my! Oh my god! Oh wow! Really, really, really, really, really, truly wow. I know there's a lot of people that said a lotta real, real nice things to me for several months now, but I'm just shakin' in my boots here. Okay, alright. Thank you, David O. Russell. I want to thank the actors: Mark Wahlberg; Christian Bale - he might've run out for a second; Amy, my sweet sister Adams; Jack; our lovely daughters. Okay... yeah, I am kind of speechless. Golly sakes, there's people up there, too.
[waving to the balcony sections]
Melissa Leo - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role: When I watched Kate two years ago it looked so fuckin easy - oops! Alice Ward, your beautiful family that opened your hearts. I saw Mick here earlier. Dick, shout out for Nana? Alright, Dick's not in the room. Thank you so much, opening your hearts to all of us to make this film. I thanked David, I'll thank him again. My family, my beautiful son who's traveling right now in South America and can't join me. It's okay; I'm okay, Jack. My mom and my dad, and my brother, and my friends, and my family. And I wanna thank the very most of all, the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences, their board of governors and all their members, whom many of you are here today. This has been an extraordinary journey in getting to know what the Academy is about, and first and foremost, thank you, Academy. Because it's about sellin' motion pictures and respecting the work! Thank you so much!
Rick Baker - Winner: Best Makeup: Oh man, I'm smiling so big my face hurts. I just want to thank my beautiful wife Silvia for knowing me so well and for being so right. I'm so glad I listened to you, honey. Go, Dave.
Dave Elsey - Winner: Best Makeup: Crikey. Thank you to Benicio Del Toro, to Anthony Hopkins, also to Universal Studios for their legacy of horror monsters that we love so much. Thank you to our entire crew. And thank you to my beautiful wife Lou. I love you. It was always my ambition to lose an Oscar one day to Rick Baker; this is better. Thank you.
Karen Goodman - Winner: Best Documentary Short: Wow, what a great year for docs. Thank you most of all to the exceptional immigrant and refugee children from forty-eight countries at Tel Aviv's remarkable Bialik-Rogozin School. You've shown us that through education, understanding and tolerance, peace really is possible.
Kirk Simon - Winner: Best Documentary Short: Love and gratitude to our visionary executive producer, Lin Arison; HBO's finest, Sheila Nevins; our co-producer and editor, Nancy Baker; cinematographer Buddy Squires; the courageous principal, Karen Tal; the children who opened their hearts to us; and the precious Oliver and Allegra Simon. Thank you.
Shaun Tan - Winner: Best Animated Short Film: Wow, this is quite surreal. Our film is about a creature that nobody pays any attention to, so this is wonderfully ironic. The award really goes to our producer, Sophie Byrne, the true champion of this project for the past ten years, alongside Andrew and our splendid animation team of Leo Baker and Tom Bryant. The Oscar also goes to John Kassab, Michael Yezerski, Adrian Medhurst, Tim Minchin, Screen Australia, and everybody who's supported us with such generosity and patience. Many thanks to our families and friends. To my wife Inari, minä rakastan sinua. And to Perth and Melbourne, this one's for you, too.
Andrew Ruhemann - Winner: Best Animated Short Film: Thank you. Very quick one. Just say I love my wife, Jennifer Nadel, who's out there, and my business partner and great friend, Jonathan Battsek, and everybody at Passion Pictures. And this is dedicated to all lost things everywhere. Thank you.
Shaun Tan - Winner: Best Animated Short Film: Thanks, Academy.
Charles Ferguson - Winner: Best Documentary Feature: Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after a horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that's wrong. Thank you. But this is, this is also, this is about the movies, in fact that's what this is, so thank you all for this profound honor. You've made us very, very happy. Thank you all. Let the record show I'm not wearing jeans.
Audrey Marrs - Winner: Best Documentary Feature: Having only made two films I still feel that Charles and I are newcomers to this community, but from the beginning we've been made to feel incredibly welcome and supported for which I'm immensely grateful. Thank you so much to the Academy, and to Sony Classics' Michael and Tom, and much love and gratitude to my family. Thank you so much.
Paul J. Franklin - Winner: Best Visual Effects: Well, it feels like that top is still spinning, but I don't really care anymore. Thank you very much, Chris, Emma, Warner Bros. Thank you to my producers, Matt Plummer and Mike Chambers. Thank you to the brilliant visual effects team at Double Negative back in London, and to my amazing wife and our wonderful kids, my mum and dad back in Cheshire, and to the Academy for this.
Chris Corbould - Winner: Best Visual Effects: I just want to share this with my amazing special effects teams in Los Angeles, Canada, France, Morocco, and my great crew in the UK. And also to their families for their support, especially my wife Lynne and the kids. Great. Thank you.
Lee Unkrich - Winner: Best Animated Feature Film: Oh boy. I can't believe I'm actually saying this, but thank you to the Academy. I wouldn't be standing here if it weren't for the vision of three incredible guys: John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs, the founders of Pixar Animation Studios which, by the way, is the most awesome place on the planet to make movies! To my producer Darla Anderson, screenwriter Michael Arndt, my cast and crew, everyone at Disney and Pixar, every single person who had absolutely anything to do with making "Toy Story 3" and getting it out into the world, I share this with you. To my grandmother, who always insisted that she'd see me up here someday. To my parents, my wife Laura, my kids, Hannah, Alice and Max, I love you all so much. And finally, thank you to audiences all over the world who came out in historic numbers and embraced a movie about talking toys that hopefully had something very human to say. Thank you. Thank you! Thank you!
Kirk Baxter - Winner: Best Film Editing: Hug it up.
Angus Wall - Winner: Best Film Editing: First things first.
Angus Wall - Winner: Best Film Editing: We want to thank everybody that Aaron thanked, first and foremost. And a special thank you to David, who... it's indescribable working with you and thank you for starting my career twenty-odd years ago. Also, big thank you to our wives who allow us to have incredibly passionate love affairs with our families and our work.
Kirk Baxter - Winner: Best Film Editing: To my daughter Bronte, find something you truly love doing and great things can happen. The hard part is you got to meet someone like Fincher. Cheers.
Angus Wall - Winner: Best Film Editing: And thanks very much to the Academy.
Aaron Sorkin - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay: Thank you. It's impossible to describe what it feels like to be handed the same award that was given to Paddy Chayefsky thirty-five years ago for another movie with "network" in the title. His was an original screenplay; this is an adaptation of a book by Ben Mezrich, so I'm accepting this on his behalf as well. There are a lot of people who've worked hard in my corner for a long time and it seems like the right moment to thank them: my assistant Lauren Lohman; my researcher Ian Reichbach; my long suffering press rep, Joy Fehily, and all the women of Prime; Rich Heller, Bill Tanner, Andy Forshay*; my agents Ari Emanuel and Jason Spitz, who never blow my cover and reveal that I would happily do this for free; and my mom and dad, who made a life for me where I get to be a part of nights like this. I wrote this movie but David Fincher made this movie, and he did it with an ungodly artfulness. Someone this talented has no business being the nicest guy in the world, but he is, and he made the movie of any screenwriter's dreams. He had help from Amy Pascal, Michael Lynton and everyone at Sony whose only mandate was to make it good. From Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Mike De Luca, and America's best living film producer, Scott Rudin. And from Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Armie Hammer again, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara, and a cast and crew that followed their leader's example: that good enough was never good enough. This movie is going to be a source of pride for me every day for the rest of my life. That is an un-repayable gift. All I can say is thank you. Roxy Sorkin, your father just won the Academy Award. I'm gonna have to insist on some respect from your guinea pig. Thank you very much.
David Seidler - Winner: Best Original Screenplay: The writer's speech, this is terrifying. My father always said to me I would be a late bloomer. I believe I am the oldest person to win this particular award. I hope that record is broken quickly and often. I'd like to thank my daughter Maya and my son Marc for having faith in their dad as I have faith in you. And I would like to thank my producers, my director, my cast... there's so many people and they're saying wrap up now; I'm sorry. I would like to thank Her Majesty the Queen for not putting me in the Tower of London for using the Melissa Leo f-word. And I accept this on behalf of all the stutterers throughout the world. We have a voice, we have been heard thanks to you, the Academy.
Iain Canning - Winner: Best Picture: Wow. What an incredible, incredible honor. What an amazing year for film, and to be with those other films in that category is just absolutely incredible. Tom Hooper, you put so much passion and love into every frame of this film. Thank you directing the film. To our acting royalty, Colin, Geoffrey, Helena, thank you so much for saying yes. To our amazing best of British crew, so amazing to share the stage with you tonight. And to my parents, and to my boyfriend Ben, you help me every day do what I do. Thank you.
Emile Sherman - Winner: Best Picture: To have been part of a film that's touched and moved people so much all around the world has been just a huge privilege and we're indebted to everyone standing behind us. And, you know, our financiers took a huge risk on this film. It's not an obvious film to back. To our distribution partners, The Weinstein Company, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Momentum Pictures and Transmission Films, for your passion and commitment to this film. The UK Film Council, Aegis Film Fund, Molinare, FilmNation, thank you to all our financiers. And personally, to my wife Caroline and my parents, Brian and Gene, for your love and support. My little boys, Milo, Zack*, and Cy*. Thank you so much. Thank you.
Gareth Unwin - Winner: Best Picture: Oh, I'll be really, really quick. Sorry. Just a massive thank you to the UK Film Council for supporting this film and David Seidler for trusting us with his heartfelt story. Rosie, I love you. Simon, thank you for supporting me over the years. But mostly, thank you, Academy, this is a boyhood ambition come true tonight.
Susanne Bier - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film: This is a real Oscar. Mor og far... Alice and Gabriel*. Thank you so much, the Academy. What an honor. I am so truly honored and grateful and happy, thank you very much. I really need to congratulate my fellow nominees whose movies were amazing. And I really want to thank Tom Bernard and Michael Barker at Sony Classics for believing so strongly "In a Better World." All my, all my creative partners, whether they are in this room or in Denmark or Sweden, this one belongs to all of you as much as it belongs to me. Thank you very much.
Christian Bale - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Bloody hell. Wow. What a roomful of talented and inspirational people and what the hell am I doing here in the midst of you? It's such an honor. David O. Russell, what a great spirit, you know, on the set. Just, just fantastic. And thank you so much, mate, for making the work that all of us actors did actually mean something, you know? I mean, that's the director's job of translating it to the audience and making it mean something. Thank you for that. Thank you to Pamela Martin, likewise, as our editor. The just incredible work of every actor. Melissa - I'm not gonna drop the f-bomb like she did; I've done that plenty before - Amy, Jack, Mark, man, you know the guy who just got this whole thing going right from the get go. Everybody in Lowell, all the actors from there. Dicky and Micky. Where's my quacker? Is he up there? Dicky's up there somewhere, mate.
[Dicky Eklund stands up and waves from the audience]
Christian Bale - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Eh, mate, you're the best! You're the best. I can't wait - and listen, he's had a wonderful story and I can't wait to see the next chapter of his story, you know? If you wanna, if you wanna be a champ, if you wanna get trained with him, go meet with him. Dickeklund.com. Go do it. Check him out, okay. Alright. He deserves it. Our producers: Mark, David, Todd, incredible. Relativity and Paramount, for just pushing this out there and letting people know it exists. So many movies are just brilliant but nobody ever knows about them, you know? So we're so lucky to be here tonight and have people recognize that. My team, led by Patrick and Boomer and Carlos and Jen and Anna and Julie, thank you so much for everything you do. And of course, mostly, my wonderful wife...
Christian Bale - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: I didn't think I was like this!
Christian Bale - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: my wonderful wife, who's my mast through the storms of life. I hope I'm likewise to you, darling, and our little girl who's taught me so much more than I'll ever be able to teach her. Thank you. Thank you so much.
Tom Hooper - Winner: Best Director: Wow. Thank you to all the members of the Academy. This is an extraordinary honor. I'd like to congratulate my fellow nominees: Darren, David, David, Joel and Ethan. Your work this year has been extraordinary and I'm honored to be nominated alongside you. Thank you to my wonderful actors. The triangle of man love, which is Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and me. I'm only here because of you guys, and Helena, I hope that reference doesn't make you too jealous. Thank you to all my cast; to my wonderful crew; to my producers, Iain, Gareth, Emile; to David Seidler, whose extraordinary journey from childhood stammerer to the stage of the Kodak I find so profoundly moving. But most of all, thank you to my parents, my mum and dad who are in the audience tonight. And I know there's been a lot of thanking of mums, but this is slightly different because my mum in 2007 was invited by some Australian friends-she's Australian-in London to a fringe theater play reading of an unproduced, unrehearsed play called "The King's Speech." Now she's never been invited to a play reading in her entire life before. She almost didn't go because it didn't sound exactly promising, but thank god she did because she came home, rang me up and said, "Tom, I think I found your next film." So tonight, I honor you.
[holding up the Oscar]
Tom Hooper - Winner: Best Director: And the moral of the story is: Listen to your mother.
Natalie Portman - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you so much to the Academy. This is insane and I truly, sincerely wish that the prize tonight was to get to work with my fellow nominees. I'm so in awe of you. I am so grateful to get to do the job that I do. I love it so much. I want to thank my parents, who are right there, first and foremost for giving me my life and for giving me the opportunity to work from such an early age, and showing me every day how to be a good human being by example. And I want to thank my team who works with me every day. Aleen Keshishian, my manager for eighteen years. And my agents, Kevin Huvane and everyone at CAA. Bryna and Tamar at I/D. My friends, who are everything to me no matter what's going on in my career. And everyone who's ever hired me: Luc Besson, who gave me my first job when I was eleven years old; Mike Nichols, who has been my hero and my champion for the past decade; and now Darren Aronofsky. You are a fearless leader, a visionary. I am blessed to have just gotten to get to work with you every day for the period of time we did. So many people helped me prepare for this role. Mary Helen Bowers spent a year with me, training me. Michelle Rodriguez, and Kurt Froman, and Olga Kostritzky, Marina Stavitskaya, and my beautiful love, Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed the film and has now given me my most important role of my life. And also there are people on films that no one ever talks about that are your heart and soul every day. Margie and Geordie, who did my hair and makeup; Nicci, who dressed me; and Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who designed the beautiful ballet costumes. Joe Reidy, our incredible AD, first AD. And our camera operators, J.C. and Steve, you gave me so much soul behind the camera every day and you gave me all of your energy. Most importantly, my family, my friends, and my love. Thank you so much.
Gary Rizzo - Winner: Best Sound Mixing: Oh my gosh, this is, this is unbelievable. Thank you. Thank you to all the Academy voters. Thank you to our family and our wonderful wives: Susan, Laura and Jennifer. We need to thank everybody at Warner Bros. post production, and we need to thank all the hardworking boom operators and utility sound people that worked on the production crew. Union, of course. We need to, you know, we really, we share this award with Lee Smith, with Richard King, with Michael Babcock, with Alex Gibson, Alan Meyerson, Hans Zimmer, and of course the mighty Christopher Nolan. Chris is the architect with this soundtrack in every way. He is the creative force behind every decision that we made and so this is as much of a win for him as it is for us. So congratulations, Chris. And thank you very much.
Colin Firth - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role: I have a feeling my career has just peaked. My deepest thanks to the Academy. I'm afraid I have to warn you that I'm experiencing stirrings, somewhere in the upper abdominals, which are threatening to form themselves into dance moves which, joyous as they may be for me, it would be extremely problematic if they make it to my legs before I get offstage. So I'm going to do my best to be brief with my gratitude. First, for being on this extraordinary list of fellow nominees; something quite formidable and possibly the greatest honor of this. All the crew and my fellow cast members, those who are not here and those who are. Geoffrey, Helena, and Guy, whose virtuosity made it very, very difficult for me to be as bad as I was planning to be. And David Seidler, whose own struggles have given so many people the benefit of his very beautiful voice, and Tom Hooper, for the immense courage and clear sightedness with which he interpreted that. The men who finessed this to the screen: Gareth, Emile, Iain, Xavier, and of course Harvey, who first took me on twenty years ago when I was a mere child sensation. And all the people who have been rooting for me back home. Also Jessica Kolstad, my friend, Paul Lyon-Maris and Chris Andrews, for bearing with me through some of the less fortunate moments as well as the good ones. And my very fortunate friendship with Tom Ford who, to whom I owe a very big piece of this. And to the Anglo-Italian-American-Canadian axis which makes up my family. And Livia, for putting up with my fleeting delusions of royalty and who I hold responsible for this, and for really everything that's good that's happened since I met her. Now, if you'll all excuse me I have some impulses I have to tend to backstage. Thank you very much.
Colleen Atwood - Winner: Best Costume Design: Thank you to the Academy and especially to my fellow nominees who are just so much fun to sit with at the, tonight and have been so supportive. It's great to be part of such a great group of people. The story "Alice in Wonderland" was described by its publisher in 1865 as a story valued for its rare imagination, priceless humor, and power to transport the reader into a world of pure fantasy; a gift to us all. The heart of any movie lies with the director and I've been incredibly lucky on this and many films to work with the singular Tim Burton. Tim's imagination along with the amazing cast - Johnny's incandescent "Hatter," Mia's "Alice" for all girls all times, Helena's the fearless, big-headed queen, and our crystalline snowflake princess Anne Hathaway - made my job a delight. We had the support of a production team headed by Richard Zanuck and Katterli Frauenfelder, supported by Joe Roth, Suzanne and Jen Todd, and Disney, but I couldn't have done it without my team: Christine Cantella and my entire group. Thank you all very much.
Luke Matheny - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film: I should have gotten a haircut. Hey, everybody. Thanks to the Academy for this amazing honor. I need to salute my fellow nominees: Tanel, Michael, Ian, and Ivan. I invite the world to check out these films. You can find them on iTunes. I think you're going to love them. Also, thanks to everyone at NYU's graduate film program: First among them Bobby Webster, my cinematographer, Gigi Dement, Stefanie Walmsley, Ryan Silbert, Steve Dypiangco. My actors: Marian Brock, Chris Hirsh, Emily Young. Also Levi Abrino, Rob Meyer, Casey Smith, Nick Ordway, the rest of the crew which I'll thank on like the ThankYou Cam or something they do after that, everyone at Paradigm, Ouat Media. Finally, my mother, who did craft services for the film, my dad, the great state of Delaware, and last but not least, my brilliant composer and the love of my life: Sasha Gordon, you're my dream come true.
Randy Newman - Performer: 'We Belong Together' and Winner: Best Original Song: I'm very grateful for this and surprised. My percentages aren't great. I've been nominated twenty times and this is the second time I won. At the Academy, at the lunch they have for the nominees, where they have like a Randy Newman chicken by this time, the, Mr. Mischer said that it's not really good television to take a list out of your pocket and thank a lot of people. It's not my style anyway, but it is in this case. I mean, to have worked for Pixar doing the six pictures I've done, on this one Lee Unkrich and worked with Mitchell Froom, Chris Montan at Disney. I just have to thank these people. I don't want to; I want to be good television so badly, as you can see. I've been on this show any number of times and I've slowed it down almost every time. No wonder they, they only nominate four songs? There's not one-what about cinematography? It says five, you know. You could find a fifth song from someone. But hell with it! I thank-it might have beat me. Anyway, I thank you all very much for this. The Academy has been enormously kind to me as has the Music Branch. And I love you all. Thank you very much.