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David Silverman, 'Maggie Simpson in: 'The Longest Daycare'' director (Best Animated Short)
"This amazing recognition from the Academy is the craziest wake-up call I’ve ever received. I'm very grateful to Jim Brooks, Al Jean - and especially Matt Groening, for creating 'The Simpsons.' They all gave me the opportunity to explore the world of pantomime with what are normally very verbal characters. I also have to give a shout-out to my parents - who I just spoke to - and thank them for allowing me to draw on the walls as a child. It kind of worked out!"