Mo'Nique rules, Martin and Baldwin disappoint and Fey, Baldwin and Stiller continue to tease
Worst: Playing "The Cove" producers off the stage
When "The Cove" filmmakers won Best Documentary, Fisher Stevens had barely been able to finish his speech when one of the other producers, Ric Barry, put up a sign saying "Text Dolphin to 44144." When this happened, the director immediately cut away denying director Louie Psihoyos, who had been waiting for this moment for months to say something about the plight of hunted dolphins depicted in his documentary. No doubt, members of the Academy Board of Governors who were not in the TV truck will have lots of questions as to why a winner's freedom of speech was hindered. Here's the exact transcript.
Fisher Stevens: I just want to say that it was an honor to work on this film and to try to make an entertaining film that also tries to enlighten everybody. I have to thank Jim Clark, who financed the film and was also kind of the guiding wisdom behind the film. Paula DuPré Pesmen, my producing partner. And my hero, Ric O'Barry, who was not only a hero to this species, but to all species. And the man who came up with the idea, Louie Psihoyos.
Louie Psihoyos: Thank you [mic then cut off]