89th Oscars Onstage Speech Transcript: Film Editing

CATEGORY: Film Editing
SPEECH BY: John Gilbert
FILM: Hacksaw Ridge



Wow. Unbelievable. Editors need good material, and the story of Desmond Doss and his courage and selflessness was as good as you get. So that was a great start for me. I want to thank my team in Australia: Carly Turner, Kathy Freeman, I hope you’re watching. Bill Mechanic, for supporting me and introducing me to Mel. Mel, I had a fabulous time working on this film with you, and you’re a great director, and I hope there’s plenty more where this came from. My wife, my wife Karen over there—I couldn’t do this without you, my love. Up there’s my—Max and Lily, where are you? Yep. And Lucia and Amelia back in New Zealand, I hope you’re watching. Thank you very much, I appreciate this so much.



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