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You won't win an Oscar...

...unless you're doing what you love.

It's usually not a big deal to miss the presentation of the Academy Award for Sound Mixing (not exactly the sexiest category), but I wish everyone would have heard the acceptance speech delivered by Michael Semanick, one of four men who won for their work on King Kong.

I want to thank my mother for giving me unconditional support when I chose this crazy career. You questioned me only once. "Are you sure you don't want to be a doctor?" Yes, mom, I'm sure. I love you.

...he said, as he thrust his gleaming Oscar high into the air.

Posted by Ian Ybarra on 7 March 2006