Onstage Speech Transcript | 86th Academy Awards

Costume Design

CATEGORY: Costume Design
SPEECH BY: Catherine Martin
FILM: "The Great Gatsby"


Catherine Martin:  I do have a few words tucked into my bra. It’s a very Australian thing to do. It’s where you put your tissues. I’ll be very short. It’s not a long list. Of course, I’d like to thank the Academy, but mainly I’d like to thank my incredible team. I have a group of ladies who are sewing for me right now in Sydney on a show we’re making of Baz’s first film, a musical. They’re my golden girls. They’ve been working with me for 25 years. They bring me such incredible luck. They’ll all be watching the TV right now and they know who they are. There are two people I have to thank very, very specially - Kerry Thompson and Silvana Azzi Heras and, of course, my incomparable husband, Baz Luhrmann, he makes it all possible. He dreams the dream.


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