February 25, 2008

Oscar 2008 Winners

Here are some of the winner

Best Picture: No Country for Old Men

Oh well my bet JUNO came in short.

Animated Feature Film: Ratatouille

For me this one is for Best Picture.

Documentary Feature: Taxi to the Darkside

3 out of 5 Nominees for Best Documentary Feature is about Iraq war.

Honorary Oscar to Robert Boyle

Oh, thank you all. That's the good part of getting old. I don't recommend the other. It's not possible for me to express my appreciation to the countless people who helped me on this great trip, this wonderful journey of being in the movies. But I can thank the members of the Board of Governors of the Academy and to Nicole Kidman who so graciously introduced me. I would like to remember some of the old folk, like Hans Dreier who took a chance and gave me my first job in the movies, and to "Hitch" who also took a chance and gave me my first big film. And I also would like to remember that Hitch introduced me to the screenwriter Bess Taffel, who became my wife and my companion throughout this wonderful journey. I also would like to thank my children and grandchildren who supported me with their love and support, thank them. To Norman Jewison who made moviemaking fun and much laughter while dealing with real subjects. And to Don Seigel, who cut to the chase and gave us truth. And with all of these, there was my beginning at the USC School of Architecture and my great colleagues in the Art Directors Guild who supported me, and, finally, to Jean Firstenberg who introduced me to the American Film Institute and the opportunity to give back to the next generation of storytellers. Since I've been around here for almost a century, I've noted a lot of conflicts, but there was one bright image in this whole life of ours, and that was the arts, and particularly the art of the moviemakers, of the moving image that we all love. So I have, I have had the good fortune to be a part of this and I thank you all for being there for me. Thank you. link here

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