Year: 2009 (82nd) Academy Awards
Category: Art Direction
Film Title: Avatar
Winner: Production Design: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair
Presenter: Sigourney Weaver
Date & Venue: March 7, 2010; Kodak Theatre
Jim Cameron, this Oscar sees you. Clearly. Your vision is so deep.
You know, thirteen years ago, doctors told me I wasn't going to survive, and I thought that this dream of standing here would never come true. And here we are. I owe this to my amazing wife Lizz, my two kids, Reece* and Remi*, for supporting me. Brooke Breton, Rick Carter and the hundreds of people that it took to make this film, thank you. Special thanks to Jon Landau. Jim, every day we went to work we knew we were working with a genius. We really were. We all felt that. Thank you so much.
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