Onstage Speech Transcript | 84th Academy Awards

Directing


ONSTAGE SPEECH
CATEGORY: Directing
SPEECH BY: Michel Hazanavicius
FILM: "The Artist"

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Yes, thank you. Thank you very much. I have an Oscar. I forgot my speech. Okay, I am the happiest director in the world right now. Thank you for that. Thank you the Academy, thank you all of you. I want to thank my beloved producer Thomas Langmann. Thank you. I want to thank The Harvey Weinstein Company. I want to thank the cast, Jean, Bérénice, you know, thank you. James Cromwell, John Goodman, Missi Pyle, Penelope, all of you, Malcolm McDowell. Thank you very much. I want to thank all the crew. I want to thank Uggie, the dog, I think he doesn’t care.

I’m not sure he understand what I say. He’s not that good, but thank you. I want to thank the financier, the crazy person who put money in that movie. I want to thank the people who helped that movie like Thierry Frémaux, or Paul Rassam, [French], thank you. And also I want to thank the movie, because the movie, since this movie has been made, its life is full of grace and it brings to us joy and happiness and sometimes life is wonderful and today is one of these days. Thank you for giving it to me. Thank you very much. Thank you.

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