Los Angeles: Speech by Christopher Plummer for Beginners.
You're only two years older than me darling, where have you been all my life? I have a confession to make, when I first emerged from my mother's womb, I was already rehearsing my Academy thank you speech. But it was so long ago, mercifully for you, I've forgotten it. But I haven't forgotten who to thank. The Academy, of course, for this extraordinary honor and my fellow nominees: Kenneth, Nick, Jonah, dear Max, I'm so proud to be in your company. And of course I wouldn't be here at all if it weren't for Michael Mills and his enchanting film, 'Beginners' and my screen partner of course, Ewan McGregor, that superb artist, who I would happily share this award with if I had any decency, but I don't.
To all the producers, at Olympus Films especially, Leslie Urdang and Miranda de Pencier. All the people at Focus for their tremendous generosity and support, and not to mention my, haha, little band of agents provocateurs: Lou Pitt and his wife Berta, Carter Cohn, Pippa Markham, Perry Zimel, who've tried so hard to keep me out of jail, my daughter Amanda who always makes me proud and lastly, my long-suffering wife, Elaine, who deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for coming to my rescue every day of my life. Thank you so much.
05:57 PM, Feb 27, 2012
Los Angeles: Academy Awards voters have spoken up for 'The Artist,' the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. The black-and-white comic melodrama took four prizes on Monday, including best picture, actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius. Not since the World War I saga "Wings" was named outstanding picture at the first Oscars in 1929 had a...
07:36 AM, Feb 27, 2012
Beverly Hills: The black-and-white silent film 'The Artist' led the Golden Globes with three wins at a show that spread Hollywood's love around among a broad range of films, including best drama recipient 'The Descendants' and its star, George Clooney. Wins for 'The Artist' included best musical or comedy and best actor in a musical or comedy for Jean Dujardin. Along with best drama, "The Descendants" won the dramatic-actor Globe...
07:11 AM, Jan 16, 2012