CATEGORY: Writing (Original Screenplay)
SPEECH BY: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando
FILM: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu:
Wow. The journey of Birdman start three years ago when I ask Nico, Armando and Alexander to follow me in a crazy idea. And because they are crazy, they did it and we wrote together Birdman. And for that I am all my life grateful and thankful for that, to share this experience with them. We want to thank our incredible cast: Emma, Naomi, Andrea, Amy, Lindsay, Mr. Norton, Zach and the maestro of maestros, Mr. Michael Keaton, wolf, for making this film fly. Without you guys, we would not be here. James Skotchdopole, John Lesher, the producers. And I want to thank too, obviously, the great support from Arnon Milchan, Brad Weston from New Regency and all the team of Fox Searchlight, Nancy Utley—God, um, um, um—Claudia Lewis and Steve Gilula and all the people who helped us. Really, thank you very much for all the audience to see this crazy film. My kids Eliseo, Maria Eladia, my wife, Maria Eladia. [Unintelligible] could be a very much world. Thank you—this award—wait, wait! Family time!
Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.:
Nyla(?), Amalia and Aleyna, my daughters, who are my reason.
[Unintelligible], Claudine, Marianna, our dog, Larry.
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