Megan Mylan accepts best documentary short Oscar

February 23rd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by admin  

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — Megan Mylan accepted the best documentary short subject Oscar for her role in “Smile Pinki” during the 81st Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The acceptance speech can be found below.

Wow! Oh, to be in a room with all this talent. Lucky me, and to tell stories for a living, lucky me. And to have a family and friends who love me and my movies totally unconditionally. Documentary, like all filmmaking, is a complete team sport, and I’d like to thank my editor Purcell Carson, cinematographers Nick Doob and Jon Shenk, field producer Nandini Rajwade and from HBO Sheila Nevins and Lisa Heller. The same magic that happens in our film happens every day for children with clefts all around the world because of a terrific organization called the Smile Train. But most importantly for documentary filmmakers it’s our subjects. The incredible Dr. Subodh and his team, Ghutaru Chauhan and our heroine Pinki Kumari. Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting me tell your inspiring story. What a gift. Thank you all so much.

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