Year: 2011 (84th) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Score)
Film Title: The Artist
Winner: Ludovic Bource
Presenter: Penélope Cruz, Owen Wilson
Date & Venue: February 26, 2012; Hollywood & Highland Center
Wow, I want to pay, first of all, a tribute for the power of the music. And I want to thank you and pay tribute to my co-nominees: Mr. Williams, Mr. Shore, and Mr. Iglesias. And Hans Zimmer is downstairs, he refused to submit to this year's, so I thank you for your chair, Hans Zimmer. I don't know if you can see him. Thank you Sheila E. and all the musicians tonight for the wonderful show. Can I have ten seconds more, Hans? Sorry, I have a little speech [pulling out his notes].
I'd like to thank the Academy. With this Oscar you have given a man a special honor. And to all of you, please accept me because I've got so much love to give. I've got so much love to give to you. My wife, Sara, is there, [unintelligible] pour toi, ma chèrie. Je t'aime. Thank you for all. Thank you, Michel.
[Ed. note: Hans Zimmer, music director for the show, was in the orchestra pit. Sheila E. and other musicians were in several balcony boxes playing music into and out of commercial breaks.]
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