dont worry, i know im the luckiest man alive

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i may not say it a lot, but i know. and dont think im not grateful. i give thanks every night.

last night i got paid money to tweet about possibly the coolest awards presentation in all of hollywood

the governors awards are when the academy gov board honors three people who have meant a Lot to film

and one person whose humanitarian efforts over a lifetime has meant an awful lot to humankind.

because it’s star-studded, but not televised, and mostly press-free, many consider it the soul of the Oscar season.

filmmakers are free to mingle and socialize with other legends, theres good food, good music,

and the absolute best of the best go home with the most iconic trophy in the world

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Last night we honored Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Harry Belafonte, Honorary Award recipient Hayao Miyazaki, Honorary Award recipient Jean-Claude Carrière and Honorary Award recipient Maureen O’Hara.

i admit i didn’t know all that much about any of them but after some short videos (starring Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman, John Lasseter, and Luke Skywalker’s mom, among others), I was all wow.

For example who knew that We Are The World was the brainchild of Belafonte?

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i had a great seat except for this guy

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JK actually we were sitting on a riser in the back of the Ray Dolby Ballroom adjacent to the Dolby Theater at Hollywood and Highland

My boss Josh sat between my co-worker Danielle and I. She ran the liveblog and he and I worked Twitter. So fun!

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there was free booze everywhere but i resisted until the night was over

Tilda Swinton, CBI, and Edward Norton

i didnt wanna get too tipsy and say omg Tilda omg Edward, loved you in Birdman

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super inspiring night because it taught me that there is a bigger gear we could be motoring in

and there’s a lot of cool people working in that world.

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im very lucky to work with and around people who know what the hell they’re doing.

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it’s also nice to have so many beverage options when it’s time to call it a night

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for a full rundown of what went down last night, check out the summary by my coworker nate over on Oscars.org