Damn fine decision.
David Lynch has received an honorary Academy Award at this year’s Governors Awards ceremony, and you can watch his acceptance speech below.
Lynch, who co-created Twin Peaks and has directed the likes of Blue Velvet and The Elephant Man, gave his acceptance speech in under a minute.
“To the Academy and everyone who helped me along the way, thanks,” Lynch said, adding – while addressing his Oscar – “You have a very nice face. Good night.”
Lynch was presented with the award by frequent collaborators Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern and Isabella Rossellini, and received a standing ovation as he accepted the award. You can see the moment below:
An adapted screenplay of the book, which looks into both the wider story and the myths surrounding the legendary Mississippi Delta blues musician Robert Johnson, has apparently been left untouched for years.
Lynch also spoke last year about filmmaking and creativity in a new documentary. “Cinema is a language. It can say things – big, abstract things – and I love that about it,” he said in the short film.
He continued: “Some people are poets and have a beautiful way of saying things with words. But cinema is it’s own language and so you can express a feeling and a thought that can’t be conveyed any other way. It’s a magical medium.”