Year: 2007 (80th) Academy Awards
Category: Best Picture
Film Title: No Country for Old Men
Winner: Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
Presenter: Denzel Washington
Date & Venue: February 24, 2008; Kodak Theatre
This is an unbelievable honor and a complete surprise. So many people have a part of this, chief among them Cormac McCarthy who wrote a wonderful book that it was an honor to make into a movie. The three men sitting down front: Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem; without them there would be no movie. These two gentlemen, I can't think of anybody I would rather be standing here with than the two of you. Thank you so much for this.
Everybody at Vantage and Miramax, who financed the movie together. The entire team at Miramax who did a brilliant, brilliant job selling it. Thank you to all of them. I want to thank Mark Roybal; it's a pleasure to work with him every day. I want to thank my friend Sydney Pollack, who taught me that with the responsibility – with the opportunity to make movies comes the responsibility of making them good. This is for him.
This is also for my partner John Barlow. Without you, honey, this would be hardware. Thank you so much. Thank you.
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