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Watch Wes Anderson's Stop-Motion NBR Acceptance Speech

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January 13, 2010

Wes Anderson's Acceptance Speech

The National Board of Review held a ceremony last night for their annual awards (just like every group this time of the year). The winners were actually announced in December but the ceremony was only held just recently. Wes Anderson won a "Special Filmmaking Achievement" award for Fantastic Mr. Fox and instead of simply accepting and giving a normal speech, Anderson made a cute little stop-motion animated vignette as his acceptance speech. But of course, he actually took the stage after showing it at the ceremony to say thanks in person as well. His vignette has been posted online in full thanks to Fox Searchlight. Enjoy!

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I love this, I really love seeing this, it's pretty much perfect. At first I didn't understand why his acceptance speech was so special, but this is great. And he does sound completely honest and sincere and that's what counts the most. Speaking of this movie, I love how Rope of Silicon is now asking: "Remember When People Were Doubting Fantastic Mr. Fox?" Yep, I remember when everyone didn't think it looked good at all. How far we've come! You can watch our interview with Wes Anderson right here or still catch Fantastic Mr. Fox in theaters, which is still playing in a few, I think. It should be out on DVD in the next few months as well.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

Fantastic Mr. Fox was my personal favorite movie of the year. and for Wes to do his acceptance speech not only in stop motion, but in the same type of humor... brilliant!

DoomCanoe on Jan 13, 2010

2

I havent seen it, honestly I thought it looked just stupid but this actually makes me want to watch it now.

Cody on Jan 13, 2010

3

I loved FMF. Everything old is new again... and better.

JJ King on Jan 13, 2010

4

echoing #2. cute

cyn on Jan 13, 2010

5

Fantastic, truly brilliant. Great movie too.

Adam on Jan 13, 2010

6

great stuff!

beavis on Jan 13, 2010

7

How wonderful! I had thought Fantastic Mr. Fox was brilliant, and probably the only adaptation of a Dahl work that actually echoed Dahl's novels. Thank you, Wes Anderson!

Emma on Jan 13, 2010

8

How lovely and well done!

Casual Reader on Jan 13, 2010

9

That was pretty awesome.

giraffic on Jan 13, 2010

10

I loved Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Wes Anderson is a cinematic god, all of his films are wonderful and Fantastic Mr. Fox is a brilliant film, and Anderson is totally deserving of an oscar.

Xerxex on Jan 13, 2010

11

I wan't to watch that movie so badly but it's not out in Germany.

3ojangles on Jan 14, 2010

12

3ojangles, check online. just google "watch fantastic mr. fox".

Xerxex on Jan 14, 2010

13

This was the best ad for "Mr. Fox" that I've seen yet! This and "Up in the Air". Guess I'll check it out this weekend. And congrats on the award win, Mr. Anderson.

kevjohn on Jan 14, 2010

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