Year: 2004 (77th) Academy Awards
Category: Short Film (Animated)
Film Title: Ryan
Winner: Chris Landreth
Presenter: Laura Linney (presented from the audience among the seated nominees for the category)
Date & Venue: February 27, 2005; Kodak Theatre
I am here tonight because of the grace and humility of one guy watching from Montreal. Ryan Larkin, I dedicate this award to you.
And I'm sharing this award with Steve Hoban from Copper Heart Entertainment. Steve, you and Mark Smith were with me on this from the very beginning. You guys are troupers. And to Marcy Page from the National Film Board of Canada. You guys are visionaries in Canadian filmmaking. To the Canada Council for the Arts and Seneca College. Dave Baas and my crew. You guys know who you are. You are the most inspired and dedicated people I have ever worked with. And to my darling Jody, I love you so much. And finally to the Academy for continuing to support short filmmaking in all its forms. I cannot tell you how cool that is.
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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