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[news] QT awarded Icon of the Decade [March 14]


#1

Quentin won the ‘Icon of the decade’ Award. He hasn’t recieved it yet, the ceremony should be starting soon…



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Empire awarded Tarantino with the special Icon of the Decade prize at the 2005 Sony Ericsson Empire Awards, created in honour of the Awards’ 10th anniversary this year.



Regular Tarantino collaborator Michael Madsen presented the director with the award, which Tarantino accepted in his usual ebullient fashion. “The fact that England has embraced me as one of their own and the fact that the British press, that Empire magazine and the Empire readers have embraced me as one of their own is really cool. There’s just no other word for it; it’s just really cool. I wanna thank y’all and I wanna thank the Empire readers and I wanna thank Empire, which actually just happens to be my favourite movie magazine in the world.



I promise you I would not be saying that if it were not the truth because to say that about a movie magazine that is like my religion alright? I would never say that under any circumstances, but this is my favourite movie magazine in the world, alright? My second favourite is Film Comment but this is my favourite…So thank you very, very much and I hope to give you at least 15 more years of movies that hopefully will get your dick hard just as much as the first ones.”


#2

Awesome!!!


#3

Great!


#4

Shame Uma didn’t win an award :frowning:



Still i’m Glad Kate Winslet did. and QT definatley deserves the award he’s got. claps well done empire readers!!


#5

[quote=“MiaRose”]
Shame Uma didn’t win an award :frowning:



Still i’m Glad Kate Winslet did. and QT definatley deserves the award he’s got. claps well done empire readers!!
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Thank you!


#6

GREAT GREAT for QT, that what he deserves !

But shame for the poor Uma ! you do deserve it too, Uma 8)


#7

kevin smith bigs up quentin, gotta love him…



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#8

awww good old Kevin smith.



QT’s acceptence speech was cool.


#9

[quote]I hope to give you at least 15 more years of movies that hopefully will get your dick hard just as much as the first ones. Thank you so much.
[/quote] - loving it :wink:


#10

[quote=“MiaRose”] “The fact that England has embraced me as one of their own and the fact that the British press, that Empire magazine and the Empire readers have embraced me as one of their own is really cool. There’s just no other word for it; it’s just really cool. I wanna thank y’all and I wanna thank the Empire readers and I wanna thank Empire, which actually just happens to be my favourite movie magazine in the world.



I promise you I would not be saying that if it were not the truth because to say that about a movie magazine that is like my religion alright? I would never say that under any circumstances, but this is my favourite movie magazine in the world, alright? My second favourite is Film Comment but this is my favourite…So thank you very, very much and I hope to give you at least 15 more years of movies that hopefully will get your dick hard just as much as the first ones.”
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It is great for him to say that. I am an avid reader of EMPIRE magazine, as you may already know, and every issue has atleast something on QT. It’s all good!


#11

;D



That’s my guy!!! WOOO HOOO !!!


#12

And he also seemed to thoroughly enjoy the awards themselves. “Any award ceremony where you can go and you can cuss and let it out all hang out is always fun.” Which is exactly our opinion too! We’re made for each other! Quentin, Empire will meet you on top of the Empire State Building in six months’ time and then we can fall into each other’s arms and run away and get married on a mountaintop somewhere, OK? Just don’t run off with Simon and Edgar in the meantime- Quentin? Simon! Edgaaaar! Damn you!



Haha what the fuck


#13

[quote=“Ify”]
And he also seemed to thoroughly enjoy the awards themselves. “Any award ceremony where you can go and you can cuss and let it out all hang out is always fun.” Which is exactly our opinion too! We’re made for each other! Quentin, Empire will meet you on top of the Empire State Building in six months’ time and then we can fall into each other’s arms and run away and get married on a mountaintop somewhere, OK? Just don’t run off with Simon and Edgar in the meantime- Quentin? Simon! Edgaaaar! Damn you!



Haha what the fuck
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lolololololol good old Empire!


#14

I’m about to watch the Empire Awards in 10 minutes, looking forward to watching QT deliver his speech!


#15

Kevin Smith:

I appreciate that because it kind of makes up for every chick who ever said I had a small dick. Starting with my mom, working right up to my wife. I’m gonna take a few minutes cause this is the only award I’m ever going to win I assure you. And I’m sorry if I’m a little sweaty but I tend to do that when I… breathe. I don’t know if you all watched the Golden Globes a few years ago but Marsellus Wallace won a Golden Globe - Ving Rhames - for this TV movie that was… he played Don King. And when he got the award he didn’t feel like he was really worthy of the award so he passed it off to somebody he felt was more deserving and that was Jack Lemmon, who was in a TV movie that year. In the spirit of that I would like to pass this award to somebody who I thought did an amazing film this year and went unrecognised by the Academy and he’s just a fantastic guy, and that dude is a hero of mine. I would like to give my award to Quentin Tarantino.

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait wait. I would like to, but I’m not going to. Because fuckin’ Quentin’s doing really well. He won a Palme D’or, he’s got an Oscar and shit like that, he’s got acclaim. I made Gigli2 people, so I’m fucking keeping this award, to be honest with you. Because you don’t know how many editors at Empire Magazine I had to suck off to get this award. You wouldn’t think a movie magazine would have so many editors but they do and oddly enough most of them are guys. And it was always the same, it was like ‘Oh it ain’t going to suck itself fatty!’ You know. ‘hurry along so we can talk about Revenge of the Sith.’ So I’m takin’ it for me. Because… that’s a lot of cock.




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#16

Check out the exclusive video of QT…



http://www.empireonline.co.uk/awards2005/video/


#17

Great Vid!! Thankyou Ify!


#18

here you can listen to QT’s speech after recieving the ICON OF THE DECADE award from EMPIRE MAGAZINE: <LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/imag … antino.mp3”>http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/images/awards2005/audio/quentintarantino.mp3</LINK_TEXT>


#19



"Oh sit the hell down! But thank you. I kind of had this whole thing in my mind, but after Kevin Smith I’ve been laughing my ass off about ‘yo fatty, this dick ain’t gonna suck itself.’ I can’t think of anything else other than that. You know it was really funny because when I did Reservoir Dogs… for the whole 8, 9, 10 years before that I just, like, looked at directors who did really cool independent films. That’s who I wanted to be, you know? I wanted to be Jim Jarmusch the year he did Stranger Than Paradise, I wanted to be The Coen Brothers the year they did Blood Simple. It wasn’t about money, it was about Yes! These guys did a fucking kick ass movie and I cannot wait to see their next movie. And that’s how I felt about those guys, I couldn’t wait to see Down By Law when it came out, I couldn’t wait to see Raising Arizona when it came out. That’s what I wanted to be, alright? So I do Reservoir Dogs and that’s what it did in America. It was an independent film and it did pretty well as an art film and everything and it got a tonne of press and you know, for that year I was the guy. Alright? People were looking forward to seeing my second film and it was all really good. It was all I wanted, it was all I could ever have hoped for.



Now, in the meantime I also went around and did press all around the world for when the movie opened, and I did press in Britain. However, it just so happened that in Britain Reservoir Dogs wasn’t released as this little independent art film, it was released as 'this is the controversial movie from America that everyone is writing about. So it opens in London and it’s the number one movie in London. Not a little art house success, not okay for a little independent film, we were beating The Bodyguard for fucking Christ’s sake. And by the way, just to note, when Reservoir Dogs was the number one movie in London, it was the first movie in years and years and years, since the Odeons had the complete stranglehold on the cinemas out here… the Odeons saw Reservoir Dogs and said fuck that shit, we ain’t gonna release that. So the independent theatre owners released Reservoir Dogs that weekend and it was the first time in years that the number one movie in London wasn’t playing in an Odeon. It was playing at privately owned independent cinemas.



So I get the call and it’s like ‘come back to England man, it’s doing really well in London. Now they want you to go and do regional press. They want you to do press in Manchester, they want you to do press in Liverpool, they want you to do press in Glasgow, in Scotland, all of these places.’ Okay, great, great, great, great. So, like I said, I couldn’t be happier about what it did in America. And then I land in England the week after my movie was the number one movie and I open up the newspapers and there’s Reservoir Dogs political cartoons and it’s like every comedian out there has a reservoir dogs joke for about six months and I realise the difference between being an arthouse success and being the number one movie in London. And it was pretty sweet guys, I gotta tell you. It was pretty cool.



I went on the whole regional press tour and the fact that England has embraced me as one of their own and the fact that the British press, that Empire magazine and the Empire readers have embraced me as one of their own is really cool. There’s just no other word for it it’s just really cool. And I wanna thank y’all and I wanna thank the Empire readers and I wanna thank Empire, which actually just happens to be my favourite movie magazine in the world. I promise you I would not be saying that if it were not the truth because to say that about a movie magazine that is like my religion alright? I would never say that under any circumstances, but this is my favourite movie magazine in the world, alright? My second favourite is Film Comment but this is my favourite. And to be given this in particular by the readers and not by some group of editors is, it’s just really great. So thank you very, very much and I hope to give you at least 15 more years of movies that hopefully will get your dick hard just as much as the first ones. Thank you so much. "


#20

Thank you for posting that.



QT’s speeches always make me laugh. But the again, the Empire Awards speeches are usually quite amusing.