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       Hooray for Hollywood!
        Award show season is here
            Artwork by Chris Gall
 
            "Hooray for Hollywood
            That screwy, ballyhooey Hollywood
            Where any office boy or young mechanic
            Can be a panic, with just a goodlooking pan
            Where any barmaid can be a star maid
            If she dances with or without a fan"
 
            - Hooray for Hollywood
              Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
            Artwork by David Palumbo
 
            "I arrived in Hollywood at the age of twenty-two in a time different than today's,
            a time in which the odds against my standing here tonight fifty-three years later
            would not have fallen in my favor.
            Back then, no route had been established for where I was hoping to go,
            no pathway left in evidence for me to trace, no custom for me to follow"
 
            - Sidney Poitier
              accepting the 2001 Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments
              as an artist and as a human being.
            Artwork by Thomas Ehretsmann
 
            "Wow, I'm in a category with some great, great, great actors.
             Fantastic actors. And I'm overwhelmed, I'm really overwhelmed."
 
            - Philip Seymour Hoffman
              accepting an 2005 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Capote
            Art Work by Ted Wright
 
            "Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
            There's a land that I've heard of once in a lullaby.
            Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
            And the dreams that you dare to dream,
            Really do come true."
 
            - Somewhere over the Rainbow
              1940 Academy Award for Best Original Song
            Art Work by Gregory Manchess
 
            Walt Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards ever received with 22 competitive and 4                         honorary.
            Artwork by James Bennett
 
            "You know, when you grow up in the suburbs of Sydney or Auckland, or Newcastle like Ridley
             or Jamie Bell, or the suburbs of anywhere, you know, a dream like this seems kind of vaguely
             ludicrous and completely unattainable. But this moment is directly connected to those childhood
             imagining[s]. And for anybody who's on the down side of advantage and relying purely on
             courage, it's possible."
 
            - Russell Crowe
              accepting a 2000 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Gladiator
            Artwork by Mark Summers
 
            "There is no way that I can express to you what I'm feeling right now, my heart is full to bursting,
             except to say, "I'm the king of the world!"
 
            - James Cameron
              accepting a 1997 Academy Award for Best Director, Titanic
            Artwork by Edward Kinsella III
 
            "Even my failures make money and become classics a year after I make them."
 
            - Alfred Hitchcock
            Artwork by C.F. Payne
 
            "Movies are not made in isolation; it's a group activity. And it's only because of the work, the very
             hard work, of many actors, writers, directors, producers, creative technicians, thousands of
             assistants of all kinds, and projectionists, that I'm able to stand here and accept this award.
             I'm very, very grateful to them all."
 
            - George Lucas
              accepting an Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1991
            Artwork by Maria Corte Maidagan
 
            "Thank you. I want to thank those who voted for me to get this award. I wish that Harpo and Chico
            could be here to share it with me, this great honor..."
 
            - Groucho Marx
              accepting an Honorary Academy Award n recognition of his brilliant creativity and for the
              unequaled achievements of the Marx Brothers in the art of motion picture comedy in 1973
            Artwork by Douglas Smith
 
            "This had been an incredible joy. One of the greatest I've ever had in my whole life. I have loved
             being a makeup artist so much, but this kind of puts the crown, a cap, on all of that, all of that.
             To have so much kindness given to me all in one huge piece is just too much. I am so grateful.
             Thank you so much."
 
            - Dick Smith,
              accepting The 2011 Honorary Academy Award his unparalleled mastery of texture, shade,
              form and illusion
            Artwork by Rudy Gutierrez
 
            "As you see, the costumes from "Star Wars" are really not so much costumes as a bit of plumbing
             and general automobile engineering"
 
            - John Mollo
              accepting a 1977 Academy Award for Costume Design, Star Wars
            Artwork by Murray Kimber
 
            "When a man's an empty kettle,
             He should be on his mettle,
             And yet I'm torn apart.
             Just because I'm presumin'
             That I could be kinda human
             If I only had a heart."
 
            - Tin Man's song, Wizard of Oz,
              1940 Academy Award Winner for Best Music
            Artwork by Ricardo Martinez
 
            "That's the closest I'll ever come to getting a knighthood, so thank you. My deepest thanks to the
              members of the Academy for whacking me with the handsomest bludgeon in town."
 
            - Daniel Day-Lewis,
              accepting a 2007 academy award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, There Will Be Blood
            Artwork by Tran Nguyen
 
            "Because technically actors are just public servants really. They just tell stories because people
             need to be told stories. That's all it is. And yet we get treated as though we're important."
 
            - James McAvoy,
              winner of BAFTA's Rising Star Award in 2008
            Artwork by Tim Bower
 
            "It's much heavier than I imagined. I... gosh, I had something to say and I can't remember what I
             was gonna say for the life of me. I don't think that ever in my life have so many people been so
             directly responsible for my being so very, very glad. It's a wonderful moment and a rare one and
             I'm certainly indebted. Thank you."
 
            - Marlon Brando
              accepting a 1954 Academy Award for Best Actor, On the Waterfront
            Artwork by David Johnson
 
            "Thank you."
 
            - Alfred Hitchcock
              accepting the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, 1967Academy Awards,
            Artwork by Jason Seiler
 
            "It's a very long way from the heart of the Belgian Congo to the stage of the Pantages Theatre,
             and I'm very glad to say that it's a little nicer here than it was there."
 
            - Humphrey Bogart
              accepting a 1951 Academy Award for Best Actor, The African Queen
            Artwork by Goni Montes
 
            Zero Dark Thirty Producer Megan Ellison is nominated for a 2013 Academy Award for Best Picture.
            Artwork by Guy Stauber
 
            "I really want to thank the actors branch of the Academy first, for just being a nominee with four
             actors that I really admire, and at least one that I consider a really good friend who I admire.
             And thank you for that. And for this fellow [the Oscar] from all of the Academy, I just want to share
             it with all the good work that was done by all the branches, whether you were nominated or not
             tonight, but this is all with you."
 
            - Michael Douglas
              accepting a 1987 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Wall Street
            Artwork by Tyler Jacobson
 
            "This is just unbelievable. I'm so honored, touched and relieved that the Academy and the
             members of the Academy that have supported us have seen past the trolls and the wizards
             and the hobbits and are recognizing fantasy this year. Fantasy is an F-word that hopefully
             the five second delay won't do anything with."
 
            - Peter Jackson
              accepting a 2003 Academy Award for Best Picture, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
            Artwork by Kent Barton
 
            "Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a film also knows that, although it can be like
             trying to write War and Peace in a bumper car in an amusement park, when you finally get it right,
             there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling."
 
            - Stanley Kubrick
              accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America in 1997
            Artwork by John Mattos
 
            "Brigid O'Shaughnessy: I haven't lived a good life. I've been bad, worse than you could know.
             Sam Spade: You know, that's good, because if you actually were as innocent as you pretend
             to be, we'd never get anywhere."
 
            - from The Maltese Falcon
              nominated for 3 Academy Awards in 1942
            Artwork by Bill Sanderson
 
            "I actually, I have friends who have won this before, but -- and I swear -- I have never held one
             before. This is the first time I've ever had one of these in my hand. Oh, dear."
 
            - Steven Spielberg
              accepting a 1993 Academy Award for Best Director, Schindler's List
            Artwork by Chase Stone
 
            "Ladies and gentlemen, this represents so much effort on the part of so many people. I'm most
             grateful to them, to "King Kong" and Dino for making this possible. I thank them."
 
            - Frank Van Der Veer
              accepting a 1976 Special Achievement Academy Award (Visual Effects), King Kong
            Artwork by Dongyun Lee
 
            "If you look round Hollywood there's no end of white smiles and six packs. Long lines of beautiful
             people lining up to be incredible on film."
 
            - Tom Hardy
               lead actor in award winning 2012 film Lawless