“…because you are the same glorious incandescent and wonderful girl that you have always been. And you sat there with this pie rolling down your face into your lap and you burst out laughing and you spent the rest of the afternoon throwing food at the rest of the cast. And that´s why you are a legend and always will be and why that little slice of the moon came into our lives and is still and always will be shining.”
Emma Thompson honors Angela Lansbury at the 2013 Governors Awards [x] & [x]
“She [mother] wasn’t really the best critic since she never had anything unkind to say but she did gave me love and confidence and, above all, she was very clear that nothing would mean anything if I didn’t live a life of use to others. And I didn’t know what that meant for a long time.”
Among those waiting for their cars was The Imitation Game’s director Morten Tyldum and star Benedict Cumberbatch, who were running late for a nearby post-screening Q&A, so when their film’s distributor Harvey Weinstein got his car, he offered them a lift, remarking of the moving evening, “This is what it’s all about.”
On this date at the 2010 Governors Ball, Kevin presented film maker, historian and author Kevin Brownlow with an Academy Award for his work preserving and protecting silent films. Just prior to presenting, Kevin had a wardrobe malfunction necessitating a rescue by friend and Hollywood stylist extraordinaire Johanna Argan. A bit of clear tape and Kevin was stage ready again! Kevin was one of the first people to give Johanna Argan her big break, and he’s worked with her extensively since then - on various films, photoshoots, commercials, and of course House of Cards.
TKC: Would you consider one moment in your career as your “big break?”
JA: When Kevin Spacey let me come on one of his films to be his personal costumer. That’s where I was introduced into costume designing.
TKC: Who have been your greatest supporters or mentors?
JA: I really have a great mom. She always told me I could do whatever I wanted (I know, it sounds cliche) and I guess when you hear that all your life you believe it. It made me not afraid to try different things and helped me find my way. I would say most of the people who gave me my first jobs like Kevin Spacey and stylist Ann Caruso are still great supporters to me.
“Thank you to the members of the Academy for this honor. My dear friends who are here tonight, Gena and George, for your kind words. To my hero, Louis Zamperini. To the cast of ‘Blood and Honey’. And most of all, to my family.”