SPEECH BY: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
FILM: The Revenant
ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU:
[Spanish.] Thank you to the Academy. I can’t believe this is happening. I—it’s amazing to receive this award tonight. But it’s much more beautiful for me to share it with all the talented and crazy cast and colleagues and crew members along the continent that made this film possible. To all and each of you, I thank you from my heart. Leo, you are “The Revenant.” Thank you for, give every soul, your soul, your art, your life. Tom Hardy, all the Native American cast, all the English American cast, thank you very much for your trust, for your talent. I want to thank Chivo. Thank you for bringing the light to this journey. And I want to thank too, to Arnon Milchan. Thank you for your unconditional support. My producers, Mary Parent, Steve Golin, all the people in Fox and New Regency. I, I, very lucky to be here tonight, okay, but unfortunately, many others haven’t had the same luck. There is a line in the film that says, Glass to his mixed-race son, “They don’t listen to you, they just see the color of your skin.” So what a great opportunity to our generation to really liberate ourselves from all prejudice and, you know, this tribal thinking, and make sure for once and forever that the color of the skin become as irrelevant as the length of our hair. This is for my father. Thank you very much.
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Alejandro G. Iñárritu would like to thank:
Mary Parent, Brad Weston, Steve Golin, Jim Gianopulos, Brett Ratner, Bryan Lourd, Beth Swofford, Mark Smith, Scott Robertson, James Skotchdopole, Jack Fisk, Jacqueline West, Francine Maisler, Stephen Mirrione, Robin Mounsey, Doug Coleman, Ray Garcia, Rich McBride, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Martin Hernandez, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carsten Nicolai, Bryce Dessner, Gustavo Santaolalla, Ivy Agregan, Lynn Fainchtein, Jon Taylor, Scott Sakamoto, Pam Abdy, Yariv Milchan, Bruce Ramer, Kevin Marks, Rick Yorn, Stoney Nakoda Nation, New Regency, Fox, Malory McDonald, Natalie Haack, Mi Mama, Antonio Urrutia, Alfonso Cuarón & Guillermo del Toro.
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