Watch Wes Anderson's Stop-Motion NBR Acceptance Speech
by Alex Billington
January 13, 2010
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!
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.