Onstage Speech Transcript | 85th Academy Awards

Original Screenplay


ONSTAGE SPEECH
CATEGORY: Original Screenplay
SPEECH BY: Quentin Tarantino
FILM: "Django Unchained"

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That's cool. Charlize is my neighbor. Very nice to get this from you. Thank you, Mr. Hoffman. Boy oh, boy, you know I've been saying things like I want to thank the actors for what they've done when it comes to my script. But it's not just an easy thing to say. It really is why I'm standing here. I actually think if people are like knowing about my movies 30 or 50 years from now it's gonna be because of the characters that I created. And I really only got one chance to get it right. I have to cast the right people to make those characters come alive and hopefully live for a long time. And, boy, this time did I do it. Thank you so much, guys. Leo ain't over there, but I'm thanking him, too. Okay, I know, I know. I'm getting off. But one last thing. I would like to say it's such an honor to get it this year because I have to say in both the original and the adapted categories, the writing is just fantastic. This will be the writers' year, man. Thank you very much. I love the competition. You guys all wonderful. Peace out.

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