Narnia Receives an Academy Award
Howard Berger and Tami Lane have received the Academy Award for Achievment in Makeup in “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” This was their first Oscar nomination.
(Also nominated: Cinderella Man, Star Wars: Episode 3)
Narnia was also nominated for “Achievment in Sound Mixing” and “Achievment in Visual Effects” which both went to King Kong.
Howard Berger gave the acceptance speech below:Well, I’m just glad that Clooney doesn’t do make-up. So it worked out well. This is really an amazing life. It all started when I was a little boy and my mother read me “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and at that point I knew I wanted to go live with the monsters. Real quick I want to thank Disney, Mark Johnson, Walden Media, Cary Granat, Perry Moore, my partners in crime at K.N.B effects group, Robert Kurtzman and Gregory Nicotero. Everyone that was there with me through the journey a year and a half of this magnificent project. My Aslan, Andrew Adamson, my inspiration, Kelsey Travis and Jake, my best friend, Sandy. Rick Baker, Dick Smith, Stan Winston, Richard Taylor, Danny Striepeke, and I want to dedicate this to my parents Kenneth and Susan Berger, right now I know they’re looking down upon me and saying we’re proud of you that you’re living with the monsters and running through the forest with the wild things. Thank you.
You can also read Howard Berger and Tami Lane’s special online thanks here.
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Congratulations to Howard Berger and Tami Lane!