Oscar Speeches: Soderbergh’s Shocked Reaction

Steven Soderbergh, who earned an Oscar for directing Traffic (2000), reminisced about his shocking win: “First of all, I was drunk, and that’s not a lie.”

At the 2001 ceremony, he was also best picture-nominated for Erin Brockovich, but he did not believe he was going to win. “Suddenly, Tom Cruise is handing me this thing, and I’m going, what is happening?”