Onstage Speech Transcript | 85th Academy Awards

Documentary Feature


ONSTAGE SPEECH
CATEGORY: Documentary Feature
SPEECH BY: Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn
FILM: "Searching for Sugar Man"

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SIMON CHINN: Oh boy! Thank you so much, thanks to the Academy, very, very kind. Thanks to one of the greatest singers ever, Rodriguez, Stephen "Sugar" Segerman, Craig Bartholomew, Camilla Skagerström, SVT, SFI, all my friends and family and Sony Classics, the best distributor on this planet. Thank you. MALIK BENDJELLOUL: I also want to thank Sony Classics, Tom and Michael. I want to thank John Battsek, Andrew Ruhemann, the team of Passion Pictures, Josh Braun at Submarine, and my dear wife Lara, without whom I wouldn't be able to do any of this. Rodriguez isn't here tonight because he didn't want to take any of the credit himself and that just about says everything about that man and his story that you'd want to know. Thank you.

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