March 7, 2010
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Hollywood, CA (rushPRnews) 03/07/10 — ONSTAGE SPEECH
CATEGORY: Achievement in visual effects
SPEECH BY: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
Joe Letteri: Thank you, on behalf of all of us here. Avatar is a film about learning to see the world in new ways, and for that extraordinary inspiration I have to thank our director, James Cameron. Jim, it was an honor to work with you on this. It was amazing. Also, Jon Landau. Jon, you were such a champion of the film. Thank you very much for that. Everyone at Lightstorm who was so helpful. Eileen Moran and everyone at Weta Digital for your talent and creativity. John Kilkenny, all of our friends at Fox, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, all of our great cast, thank you for trusting us with your performances. I know that couldn't have been easy.
To everyone watching, thank you for the great appreciation you've shown for our film. And just remember the world we live in is just as amazing as the one we created for you. Thank you.
CATEGORY: Achievement in cinematography
SPEECH BY: Mauro Fiore
First of all, I want to thank the Academy for this unbelievable honor. It's a pleasure to be here. I want to thank the visionary Jim Cameron for an amazing vision of the film. My parents, Lorenzo and Romilda, who came to this country with four suitcases and a dream. I want to thank everybody in Chicago, Omaha. I want to thank my crew, everybody in New Zealand. Un gran saluto a Italia. Viva Italia. Gran abbraccio. I think I forgot a bunch of other people. Jon Landau, Colin Wilson, my crew, everybody. Thank you very much. Incredible honor. Thank you.
CATEGORY: Achievement in sound mixing
SPEECH BY: Paul N.J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett
FILM: "The Hurt Locker"
Paul N.J. Ottoson: [To Ray Beckett] You have to say something. Again, thank you so much. It's a little bit embarrassing. And to quote Kathryn, "spoils of riches."
Ray Beckett: Thank you to the Academy. This is the crowning achievement of my career. Thank you to Kathryn, the whole production team. Thank you to my team in Jordan, Simon Bysshe and... thank you all. Thank you.
CATEGORY: Achievement in costume design
SPEECH BY: Sandy Powell
FILM: "The Young Victoria"
Wow. Well, I already have two of these. So I'm feeling greedy. I'd like to dedicate this one to the costume designers that don't do movies about dead monarchs or glittery musicals. The designers that do the contemporary films and the low-budget ones actually don't get as recognized as they should do, and they work as hard. So this is for you, but I'm gonna take it home tonight. Thank you.
CATEGORY: Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) SPEECH BY: Michael Giacchino
Thank you, guys. When I was... I was nine and I asked my dad, "Can I have your movie camera? That old, wind-up 8 millimeter camera that was in your drawer?" And he goes, "Sure, take it." And I took it and I started making movies with it and I started being as creative as I could, and never once in my life did my parents ever say, "What you're doing is a waste of time." Never. And I grew up, I had teachers, I had colleagues, I had people that I worked with all through my life who always told me what you're doing is not a waste of time. So that was normal to me that it was OK to do that. I know there are kids out there that don't have that support system so if you're out there and you're listening, listen to me: If you want to be creative, get out there and do it. It's not a waste of time. Do it. OK? Thank you. Thank you.
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