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Best Feature Documentary, The Cove: Producer Fisher Stevens' Oscar acceptance speech:
“I just want to say that it was an honor to work on this film and to try to make an entertaining film that also tries to enlighten everybody. I have to thank Jim Clark, who financed the film and was also kind of the guiding wisdom behind the film. Paula DuPré Pesmen, my producing partner. And my hero, Ric O'Barry, who was not only a hero to this species, but to all species. And the man who came up with the idea, Louie Psihoyos.”
Best animated short film Logorama: Nicolas Schmerkin's Oscar acceptance speech:
“Good evening. It doesn't look like, but it's a French film. Sorry about the accent. I'm the producer of the film, so I have to thank the 3,000 non-official sponsors that appear in the film. And I have to assure them that no logos were harmed in the making of the project.
“This award has to be shared with the incredible people who made the film. All the team and especially, the three directors that are with us in the theater tonight: François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain. You can applaud them, the directors.
“Thanks for them. They have been working for a very long time on this film. It took, like, six years to make this 16 minutes, so I hope to come back here with a long feature film, in about 36 years. Thank you very much. Bon soir.”
Best Original Song: “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart. Composers T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham shared the award. Below is Bingham's 2010 Oscar acceptance speech:
“Thank you so much. I'd like to thank my wife Anna, I love you more than rainbows, baby. My uncle Clay, my band, Jack Whigham, Scott Cooper, the cast of Crazy Heart, Jeff [Bridges] and Maggie [Gyllenhaal] and Colin [Farrell] and Mr. Bob [Robert Duvall]. Everyone at Fox Searchlight and Mr. T Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton. Thank you all so much.”
Photo: Crazy Heart (Lorey Sebastian / 20th Century Fox)
Best Animated Feature Up: Pete Docter's Oscar Acceptance Speech
“Boy, never did I dream that making a flip book out of my third grade math book would lead to this. Boy. It's incredible being here, it's just me right now, but please picture this whole stage full of the most amazing cast and crew you've ever experienced. Jonas Rivera, producer. Bob Peterson, co-director. You guys should all be up here with me. Thanks so much to Disney and to Pixar Animation Studios for believing in this oddball film.
“It was an incredible, incredible adventure making this movie, but the heart of it came from home. And to our families, in my case, to my wonderful parents, they were so supportive. My kids, Nicholas and Ellie, and my amazing wife Amanda, you guys are the greatest adventure. Thank you.”
In the above photo, Pete Docter is seen at the “Animated Feature Symposium” event held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
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