Paul Haggis, Bobby Maresco and Kathy Sherman said they were pretty "f'-ing" happy about their best picture win for "Crash." They said they were absolutely shocked, still thinking that maybe it was a mistake.
Haggis said his sister gave him their mother's ring during a commercial break and that's what made him lose it onstage. Asked what he'd say to his friends and colleagues back home in Canada … he didn't know. Haggis said the films this year were important for telling human stories that were also risky stories and they were proud to be nominated along with "Brokeback" and "Good Night, and Good Luck."
Sherman was asked why she thanked her "husband and her wife." She actually didn't know she said "wife" and meant to thank her daughter. They all cracked up and were flipped out that they didn't remember what they said and it proved how really shocked they were to win over "Brokeback."
Haggis won last year for "Million Dollar Baby" and was asked if it's a good thing to write two best picture winners and he said, "It's a very good thing. Three would be better, but two in a row is quite nice." Someone asked if Oprah having the cast of "Crash" on the show helped the momentum for the film. Haggis said DVD sales didn't go up much, but awareness went up a lot. Haggis was asked what people should learn from the movie and he said filmmakers should never want to make people learn something but they should want each person to draw their own thing from the film.