Year: 2010 (83rd) Academy Awards
Category: Short Film (Animated)
Film Title: The Lost Thing
Winner: Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
Presenter: Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis
Date & Venue: February 27, 2011; Kodak Theatre
Wow, this is quite surreal. Our film is about a creature that nobody pays any attention to, so this is wonderfully ironic. The award really goes to our producer, Sophie Byrne, the true champion of this project for the past ten years, alongside Andrew and our splendid animation team of Leo Baker and Tom Bryant. The Oscar also goes to John Kassab, Michael Yezerski, Adrian Medhurst, Tim Minchin, Screen Australia, and everybody who's supported us with such generosity and patience. Many thanks to our families and friends. To my wife Inari, minä rakastan sinua. And to Perth and Melbourne, this one's for you, too.
Thank you. Very quick one. Just say I love my wife, Jennifer Nadel, who's out there, and my business partner and great friend, Jonathan Battsek, and everybody at Passion Pictures. And this is dedicated to all lost things everywhere. Thank you.
[Ed. note: Finnish translation: "I love you."]
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