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Year: 2011 (84th) Academy Awards
Category: Documentary (Feature)
Film Title: Undefeated
Winner: TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas (accompanied on stage by producers Ed Cunningham, Glen Zipper, Seth Gordon)
Presenter: Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.
Date & Venue: February 26, 2012; Hollywood & Highland Center
This is ridiculous. Wow, okay. We want to thank the Academy for this honor. A year ago today we were sitting in our editing room, depressed, thinking nobody was ever gonna see this movie, and a friend said, "Don't worry, next year you'll be at the Oscars." And we said, "You're an idiot." So we'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to him and say you're a lot smarter than we thought. We want to share this award with our fellow producers, Ed Cunningham, Glen Zipper, and Seth Gordon. If they didn't believe in us, we would not be standing here today. Thank you so much.
We'd also like to acknowledge our fellow nominees. They have inspired us in so many ways. They should be up here with us. Actually, that'd be fucking wonderful -- excuse my language. But you inspire us every day...
We also are extremely indebted to our friends and family. Without them and their support over the years there's no way that we'd be able to do this.
Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company, Nigel Sinclair, Spitfire.
Ralph Zipper and Zipper Bros Films. Chris Miller, Thom Powers, Sean Combs, our executive producer…[sound to mic is cut off.]
[Ed. note: Expletive was censored in the television broadcast.]
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