Year: 2007 (80th) Academy Awards
Category: Animated Feature Film
Film Title: Ratatouille
Winner: Brad Bird
Presenter: Anne Hathaway, Steve Carell
Date & Venue: February 24, 2008; Kodak Theatre
I think I'm gonna throw up, too. I want to thank the Academy and I also want to thank my junior high guidance counselor for a meeting we had where he asked me, "What do you want to do with your life?" And I said, "I want to make movies." And he said, "What else do you want to do with your life?" And I said, "Make movies." And he said, "What if you couldn't make movies?" And I said, "I'd have to find a way that I could." "What if movies didn't exist?" "I'd have to invent them." And it went on like this till we were sick of each other. And I only realized just recently that he gave me the perfect training for the movie business.
So, I want to thank my wife Liz, who I love, my sons, all the dreamers at Pixar and Disney, John Lasseter, Steve Jobs, Ed Catmull – Wrap it up; hate that thing. Producer Brad Lewis, Jan Pinkava, and Dick Cook. And all the dreamers who are supporting a rat who dreams. Thanks.
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