CATEGORY: Film Editing
SPEECH BY: Tom Cross
Wow. I want to thank the Academy for honoring Whiplash with this award. I couldn’t have done this without the contribution of the entire cast and crew of Whiplash. Blumhouse, Bold Films, Right of Way Films, our amazing team at Sony Pictures Classics, Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. And our team at WME. Also, my assistant editors, John To and Eugene Lok, I couldn’t have done it without you guys. Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, I need to thank you for delivering gold to the cutting room everyday. And most of all, I need to thank the person who never once threw a chair at my head but always pushed to make it better, the writer and director Damien Chazelle. Damien, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this journey with me. I—I will forever be indebted to you. Your art changed my life. And to [unintelligible] and to my beautiful wife, Holly, and my children Nova and Peri, you [unintelligible] my life.
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