Alexander Payne: Hi, good evening. We thank the Academy. We salute our
fellow nominees. And we thank Rex Pickett, on whose novel the screen play was
based. And our wonderful producer Michael London. Jim?
We've been lucky enough to be writing partners for 15 years. Since the beginning
we've had a great pair of agents, David Lubliner ...
Jim: And more recently, a great pair of wives.
The stunning and talented Tamara Jenkins.
Alexander: The equally
talented and lovely, Sandra Oh.
Jim: My mother taught me to write
and she died before she could see any of this. This is for you, mom.
Alexander: Also, real quick. We love Fox Searchlight for letting
us make a film with complete creative freedom. And last but not least, very
quickly, I know I'm going to wrap up, I want to share my side of this award with
the cast and crew of the film because we had a lot of fun. See ya later.