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Onstage Speech Transcript: Cinematography

CATEGORY: Cinematography
SPEECH BY: Emmanuel Lubezki
FILM: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)


Emmanuel Lubezki:

Wow. This is extraordinary. Thank you so much. I want to thank the Academy for this fantastic honor and I would like to share it with the cast and crew of the movie and all the nominees. I want to especially share this with my friend Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, an extraordinary director. To your curiosity, your passion and your friendship. I want to share this also with my wife, Lauren, and with Ale and Dani, with my parents and my family. And thank you so much. 





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