Onstage Speech Transcript | 84th Academy Awards

Documentary (Feature)

CATEGORY: Documentary (Feature)
SPEECH BY: TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas
FILM: "Undefeated"


Dan Lindsay: This is ridiculous. Wow, okay, we want to thank the Academy for this honor. A year ago today we were sitting in our editing room, depressed thinking nobody was ever going to see this movie and a friend said, “don’t worry, next year you’ll be at the Oscars” and we said, “you’re an idiot.” So we’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to him and say you’re a lot smarter than we thought. We want to share this award with our fellow producers Ed Cunningham, Glen Zipper, and Seth Gordon. If they didn’t believe in us, we would not be standing here today. Thank you so much.

TJ Martin: We would also like to acknowledge our fellow nominees. They have inspired us in so many ways. They should be up here with us, actually that would be [expletive deleted].

Dan Lindsay: Documentary!

TJ Martin: We also are extremely indebted to our friends and family, without them and their support over the years there’s no way that we would be able to do this.

Rich Middlemas: Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company, Nigel Sinclair, Spitfire.

Dan Lindsay: Ralph Zipper and Zipper Bros Films, Chris Miller, Tom Powers…


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