Onstage Speech Transcript | 84th Academy Awards

Short Film (Animated)

CATEGORY: Short Film (Animated)
SPEECH BY: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
FILM: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"


William Joyce: Like look, we’re just these two, like swamp rats from Louisiana and this is incredibly grand. We love the movies. We love the movies more than anything. It’s been a part of our lives since we were both kids.

Brandon Oldenburg: It’s been a part of our DNA ever since we were children and it’s made us storytellers.

William Joyce: And there’s guys, there’s thousands of men and women through the whole generations since the beginning of cinema that have inspired us and movies that moved us more than we ever knew you could be moved. And it’s everything we try to do every day is to honor those people and those films and we’re just down there in Louisiana and we’re going to keep on trying and going and thank you to the Academy.

Brandon Oldenburg: Thank you our wives, thank you our families.

William Joyce: Especially my kids.

Brandon Oldenburg: The Academy.

William Joyce: And Elizabeth and you guys. Thank you!


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