Of the twenty nominated actors that year, Sean Penn
was the only one not in attendance. However, nominee Will Smith
left before his category was announced to take care of his sick son. See more
Ron Howard - Winner: Best Director
Thank you. Golden boy? Well, I am not a good enough actor anymore to be able to stand up here and make you believe that I haven't imagined this moment in my mind over the years and played it out about a thousand times. So here goes. It's pretty simple, really. I'm grateful. I'm very grateful for this. I'm grateful for an entire lifetime spent involved in this creative process that we do. I'm grateful that I was raised by an extraordinary man, my father Rance Howard, and my late mother Jean ...