Year: 2004 (77th) Academy Awards
Film Title: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Winner: Valli O'Reilly and Bill Corso
Presenter: Cate Blanchett (presented from the audience among the seated nominees for the category)
Date & Venue: February 27, 2005; Kodak Theatre
This is an extremely fortunate event. I'd like to thank the Academy for making my parents so proud. Colleen Atwood, for being such a good friend and always hiring me and inspiring me. Brad Silberling, Mitch, Kathleen, Medusah and Tonyia for working so hard. And I'd like to formally apologize to all the actors for making them look so unfortunate; but it was worth it, wasn't it? Thank you.
Mr. Lemony Snicket, please don't write any more of these books; they're corrupting our youth. Brad Silberling, I'm sorry you did such a good job on this movie. DreamWorks, Paramount, Nickelodeon. Brad Silberling, why did you have to do such a good job? And Jim Carrey, if you weren't so good, I wouldn't be standing up here, and I thank you for that. I share this with you. Morgan, Valli, everybody, thank you.
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