Year: 2009 (82nd) Academy Awards
Category: Animated Feature Film
Film Title: Up
Winner: Pete Docter
Presenter: Cameron Diaz, Steve Carell
Date & Venue: March 7, 2010; Kodak Theatre
Boy, never did I dream that making a flip book out of my third grade math book would lead to this. Boy.
It's incredible being here. It's just me right now, but please picture this whole stage full of the most amazing cast and crew you've ever experienced. Jonas Rivera, producer, Bob Peterson, co-director, you guys should all be up here with me. Thanks so much to Disney and to Pixar Animation Studios for believing in this oddball film. It was an incredible, incredible adventure making this movie, but the heart of it came from home. And to our families, in my case my wonderful parents, they were so supportive, my kids, Nicholas and Ellie, and my amazing wife Amanda, you guys are the greatest adventure. Thank you.
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