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Year: 2006 (79th) Academy Awards
Category: Documentary (Feature)
Film Title: An Inconvenient Truth
Winner: Davis Guggenheim (accompanied on stage by film subject Al Gore and producers Lawrence Bender, Laurie David, Lesley Chilcott, Scott Z. Burns)
Presenter: Jerry Seinfeld
Date & Venue: February 25, 2007; Kodak Theatre
Wow. I made this movie for my children, and my father taught me to make great movies. My beautiful wife [points to her in the audience].
All of us who made this film, Laurie, Lawrence, Scott and Lesley, we did so because we were moved to act by this man [gestures to Al Gore]. Jeff Skoll funded it, John Lesher released it so beautifully, but all of us were inspired by his fight for thirty years to tell this truth to all of us. Thank you, Al. We are so inspired. We share this with you.
Thank you. I want to thank Tipper and my family, thank the Academy and everyone on this amazing team. My fellow Americans, people all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It's not a political issue, it's a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started with the possible exception of the will to act. That's a renewable resource. Let's renew it.
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