Year: 2009 (82nd) Academy Awards
Category: Visual Effects
Film Title: Avatar
Winner: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones
Presenter: Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper
Date & Venue: March 7, 2010; Kodak Theatre
Thank you on behalf of all of us here. "Avatar" is a film about learning to see the world in new ways, and for that extraordinary inspiration I have to thank our director James Cameron. Jim, it was an honor to work with you on this. It was amazing. Also, Jon Landau. Jon, you were such a champion of the film. Thank you very much for that. Everyone at Lightstorm who was so helpful; Eileen Moran and everyone at Weta Digital for your talent and creativity; John Kilkenny; all of our friends at Fox. Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, all of our great cast, thank you for trusting us with your performances. I know that couldn't have been easy.
To everyone watching, thank you for the great appreciation you've shown for our film. And just remember, the world that we live in is just as amazing as the one we created for you. Thank you.
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]