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Year: 2014 (87th) Academy Awards
Category: Honorary Award
Winner: To Hayao Miyazaki, a master storyteller whose animated artistry has inspired filmmakers and audiences around the world.
Presenter: John Lasseter
Date & Venue: November 8, 2014; The Governors Awards (Ray Dolby Ballroom, Hollywood & Highland Center)
HAYAO MIYAZAKI (via translator):
My wife tells me that I'm a very lucky man. And I think I've been lucky because I've been able to participate in the last era when we can make films with paper, pencil, and film. Another fact of luck is that my country has not been at war for the fifty years that I have been making films. Of course we've profited from wars, but we're very fortunate that we have not had to go to war ourselves. But my greatest luck is that I've been able to meet Miss Maureen O'Hara today. So I've been so happy and feel so blessed with luck in my life. Thank you.
[Ed. note: Actress Maureen O'Hara was a recipient of an Honorary Award at the same ceremony.]
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