01 March 2011

And the Oscar goes to... UPDATED

We're sure we were not the only ones squealing with delight when Shaun Tan & Andrew Ruhemann won the Oscar for The Lost Thing yesterday. As Shaun said: Wow! This is quite surreal.
Oh, how we loved seeing Shaun up there on that Oscar's stage accepting the award for the little Lost Thing that could. It's possible we got a little teary. And maybe even a bit over-excited when we saw the back of Shaun's head in the background of the red carpet segment.

For those of you who haven't seen it, here's the trailer.

Meanwhile, far far from the glitz and glam of Hollywood, Shaun was the recipient of another award. On Saturday night in the tiny hamlet of Riddells Creek, the children's book community gathered to celebrate the Dromkeen Medal, which is presented by the Governors of the Courtney Oldmeadow Children's Literature Foundation for "significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children's literature in Australia".

Unfortunately, Riddells Creek is a world away from L.A., so Shaun was unable to attend, but he was there in spirit and was indeed proud to have Ann James accept the Dromkeen Medal on his behalf.

Thanks ABC Central Victoria for sharing with us Shaun's Dromkeen Medal acceptance speech.*

Huge congratulations, Shaun!**

Now all this winning of items has put us in the mood for a competition.

A Shaun Tan*** related competition.

Stay tuned later in the week...


Edited to add this photo of SHAUN standing next to JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.
ST and JT = Best. Thing. Ever.

Photo via.

*It's a wonderful speech. It's possible we got a little teary again reading it.
**Now all we need are pics of Inari's dress, please.
***That's Academy Award Winner Shaun Tan


Jonathan Walker said...

Marvellous news! More exciting than all the other results combined!

Many congrats. also on the Dromkeen medal to Shaun. Awards like that are perhaps more personal than those bestowed by the poetic-industrial complex.

lili said...

Shaun! He has an Oscar! He's standing next to Justin Timberlake! AND SHAUN'S TUX IS CLASSIER.

*runs around the house for a bit*

Hosted BES said...

It was a treat watching them receive the OScars!