March 08, 2010 04:30:14 GMT
While Best Visual Effects is handed to the crew of James Cameron's movie, Best Documentary Feature goes to 'The Cove'.
Right after Michael Giacchino, who works the anthem of "Up", exits the stage after collecting his award for Best Original Score, Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper appear in front of the audience. They present Best Visual Effect trophy to the crew of "Avatar"; Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones.
Joe speaks on behalf of his partners, thanking director James Cameron for giving an "extraordinary inspiration." He adds, "Also, Jon Landau. Jon, you were such a champion of the film. Thank you very much for that. Everyone at Lightstorm who was so helpful. Eileen Moran and everyone at Weta Digital for your talent and creativity. John Kilkenny, all of our friends at Fox."
He then moves on to thank the film's cast, "Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, all of our great cast, thank you for trusting us with your performances. I know that couldn't have been easy." To the moviegoers, he states, "Thank you for the great appreciation you've shown for our film. And just remember the world we live in is just as amazing as the one we created for you. Thank you."
The next winner of the Sunday ceremony of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards is "The Cove". The movie is crowned as Best Documentary Feature, winning over "Burma VJ", "Food, Inc.", "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" and "Which Way Home".
Its director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens collect the golden statuette from presenter Matt Damon. While Louie keeps it short with his speech, simply saying "thank you" to the attendees, Fisher delivers longer speech.
"It was an honor to work on this film and to try to make an entertaining film that also tries to enlighten everybody. I have to thank Jim Clark, who financed the film and was also kind of the guiding wisdom behind the film. Paula DuPre Pesmen, my producing partner. And my hero, Ric O'Barry, who was not only a hero to this species, but to all species. And the man who came up with the idea, Louie Psihoyos," he says.
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