Prior to the ceremony, an estimated 400 visual effects artists staged a protest on Hollywood Boulevard, alleging mistreatment of their industry by the studio system. The protest began when the winner for Best Visual Effects; Life of Pi
(2012)'s visual effects studio, Rhythm & Hues filed for bankruptcy in the weeks before the ceremony. Protesters were further vexed when the artists were drowned out by the Jaws
(1975) theme music during their acceptance speech, right as they began speaking about the controversy. See more
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Feature
Oh boy! Thank you so much. Thanks to the Academy. Very, very kind. Thanks to one of the greatest singers ever, Rodriguez. Stephen "Sugar" Segerman, Craig Bartholomew, Camilla Skagerström, SVT, SFI. All my friends and family. And Sony Classics, the best distributor on this planet. Thank you.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Documentary Feature
I also want to thank Sony Classics, Tom and Michael. I want to thank John Battsek, Andrew Ruhemann and the team at Passion Pictures, Josh Braun at Submarine. And my dear wife Lara, without whom I wouldn't be...