Year: 2011 (84th) Academy Awards
Category: Short Film (Animated)
Film Title: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Winner: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
Presenter: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper
Date & Venue: February 26, 2012; Hollywood & Highland Center
My god. Look, we're just these two, like, swamp rats from Louisiana and this is incredibly grand. We love the movies. We love the movies more than anything. It's been a part of our lives since we were both kids.
It's been a part of our DNA ever since we were children and it's made us storytellers.
And there's guys, there's thousands of men and women through the whole generations, since the beginning of cinema, that have inspired us and movies that moved us more than we ever knew you could be moved. And it's everything we try to do every day is to honor those people and those films. And we're just down there in Louisiana.We're gonna keep on tryin' and goin'. And thank you to the Academy.
Thank you, our wives. Thank you, our families.
Especially my kids.
And the Academy.
And Elizabeth, and you guys! And thank you!
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