The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) Poster

(2007 TV Special)

Michael Arndt: Himself - Winner


  • Michael Arndt - Winner: Best Original Screenplay : Thank you very much. You'll have to forgive me, my voice is really shot. A writer is only as good as the people that he works with, so I have to share this will Bill Weinstein and Tom Strickler who read this script when no one else wanted to read it; with my producers, Albert, Ron, Marc, David, Peter and Jeb, who made this movie when no one else wanted to make it; with Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin and Abigail Breslin, who collectively saved my life; and especially with Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the true authors of this movie, who took words on a page and turned them into a work of art. And finally, when I was a kid my family drove 600 miles in a VW bus with a broken clutch. So, it ended up being the funnest things we did together. So, to my brothers Chan, Dave and Chris, to my mom who's here tonight, and to my dad who's with us in spirit, this is for you. Thank you.

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