Year: 2010 (83rd) Academy Awards
Category: Art Direction
Film Title: Alice in Wonderland
Winner: Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
Presenter: Tom Hanks
Date & Venue: February 27, 2011; Kodak Theatre
Why didn't I lose that twenty pounds? To everyone—Well first of all, the other nominees, Guy, all you guys deserve to be up here. Everyone at Disney, from Iger and Ross and Bailey, Bruce Hendricks, Art Repola, the great Joe Roth. The art department led by Stefan Dechant, Christy Wilson, and Todd Cherniawsky. This great set decorator [putting his arm around O'Hara]. I'm standing here because of three people: Ken Ralston, the great Richard Zanuck, and the wacky world of Tim Burton. There he is! [pointing to the audience]
Tim, this is yours. Thank you.
Meet me with a saw because half of this is yours. There's just one last bit of art direction for a Tim Burton film [puts a miniature "Mad Hatter" wig and hat on his Oscar]... and there it is. Thank you, Academy. And to my wife, my kids, and I dedicate this to my dad. Thank you.
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