Year: 2004 (77th) Academy Awards
Category: Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Film Title: Sideways
Winner: Screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
Presenter: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock
Date & Venue: February 27, 2005; Kodak Theatre
Hi, good evening. We thank the Academy. We salute our fellow nominees. And we thank Rex Pickett, on whose novel the screenplay was based. And our wonderful producer Michael London. Jim...
We've been lucky enough to be writing partners for fifteen years. Since the beginning we've had a great pair of agents: David Lubliner...
...and David Lonner.
And more recently, a great pair of wives: The stunning and talented Tamara Jenkins...
...equally stunning and talented, Sandra Oh.
My mother taught me to write, and she died before she could see any of this. So this is for you, Mom.
Also, real quick. We love Fox Searchlight for letting us make a film with complete creative freedom. And last but not least--very quickly, I know, I'm going to wrap up--I want to share my side of this award with the cast and crew of the film because we had a lot of fun. See ya later.
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