Last night the National Board of Review awarded Director Wes Anderson a special achievement award for his latest film, the old school, stop-frame animation Fantastic Mr. Fox starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Michael Gambon, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson. For those of you who have seen the film, there’s no real question as to why he’s won the award, it’s charming to watch and probably one of the most genuinely funny films of the year.
In fitting with his work on the film, Anderson decided to deliver his acceptance speech via video, in stop-motion animation of course! The big question is, if he beats Up and wins an Oscar for Best Animation, how will he accept that award? Hopefully in stop-frame! And with all the buzz currently surrounding the film, it wouldn’t be that big of a surprise to see it take the win!
Watch the video of his acceptance speech below. I’m not exactly sure what animal he is? A dog? A gopher?
Any ideas as to what animal he is? And do you like the idea of stop-frame acceptance speeches.