An Oscar win for The Duchess' Costume Designer and zero win for Frost/Nixon
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Watch a presentation of his award below:
Acceptance SPEECH BY: Michael O'Connor
FILM: "The Duchess"
"This unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable. Before I forget, I must thank Rachel Portman for that music in THE DUCHESS that wasn't the music, but music is fantastic in the film. I want to thank Paramount Vantage and Pathé for promoting the work in this film. I think they did a great job showcasing that film. My crew. I'd like to thank some individuals, please. Gordon Harmer, Anna Kot, Luan Placks, Ann Maskrey, Anthony Brookman, Sarah Touaibi. I'd also like to thank my agent Michelle Arnold, who is a lovely lady, she got me an interview with these people. And Gaby Tana, Saul Dibb and Michael Kuhn, stuck their neck out to get me this job. I apparently was the risk. And I think it's paid off now, so I'm glad about that. And most importantly I'd like to thank the cast because, you know, working with such a great cast, everyone was with me. Um, so quickly, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Charlotte Rampling, Ralph Fiennes and Keira Knightley, you are one classy lady. Thank you so much."
Speaking of Michael O'Connor, he also won the Best Costume Design award (for The Duchess) at the recent BAFTA (as well as Costume Designer Guild Awards)...check out his interview after winning a BAFTA award below:
Michael O'Connor/The Duchess related links:
- Michael O'Connor - Oscar Winner Acceptance Speech Photos
- Michael O'Connor @ The 81st Annual Academy Awards - Press Room Photos
- Academy Award Profile of Michael O’Connor: Costume Designer for ‘The Duchess’
- 11th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards - Show
- The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 - Press Room
- 11th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards - Backstage
Unfortunately, Frost/Nixon had zero win from their 5 Oscar nominations. The Duchess had 2, but at least won 1 for Achievement in Costume Design.