Nolan, del Toro, Stanton and More on Golden Tomatoes

The directors react to winning the greatest award in the universe.

by | January 13, 2009 | Comments

Awards season is officially in full swing, with the Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globes already behind us and several more ceremonies scheduled in the weeks to come. RT is no stranger to the process, and since our very own Golden Tomato Awards have been finalized, we thought it would be nice to share with you, our faithful readers, how some of the recipients have responded. Click here to discover what won the Golden Tomatoes and then read on here for the directors’ reactions.

Andrew Stanton – Writer/Director, WALL-E (96% Tomatometer)



WALL-E
We got the Golden Tomato for Finding Nemo and I never thought I’d get it again, so to have it happen a second time is just so thrilling. It’s hard to not be bowled over by it, because you can’t beat that Tomatometer number. The facts are right there, everybody likes it so much! Winning the Golden Tomato Award twice is really going to spoil me — everything is going to be a letdown after this. It’s a huge honor, it really is.

Christopher Nolan – Co-Writer/Director, The Dark Knight (94% Tomatometer)



The Dark Knight
I’m just glad to keep my head above the splats. Thank you for the honor.

James Marsh – Director, Man on Wire (100% Tomatometer)



Man on Wire
This is the most unexpected and gratifying honour for a small film like ours to receive. Rotten Tomatoes has become the definitive site for people who are passionate about movies and I am absolutely thrilled that Man on Wire is their best reviewed film of the year.

Brad Anderson – Director, Transsiberian (90% Tomatometer)



Transsiberian
I’m truly honored to be served this Golden Tomato! It’s my favorite vegetable… or is it a fruit? Seriously, as a filmmaker who puts his heart and soul into every movie I make it’s really nice when you know that critical opinion is on your side… and Rotten Tomatoes makes sure you know, one way or the other!

Mitchell Lichtenstein – Writer and Director, Teeth (82% Tomatometer)



Teeth
I have to be honest: when I set out to make a film about a vengeful vagina, critical acclaim was not at the forefront of my mind. But the fact that critics embraced this film should encourage other filmmakers that it’s OK to take chances in this genre, which is so often, and justifiably, maligned.

Guillermo Del Toro – Director, Hellboy II: The Golden Army (88% Tomatometer)



Hellboy II: The Golden Army
I am VERY HAPPY to have a Golden Tomato!

Eran Kolirin – Director, The Band’s Visit (98% Tomatometer)



The Band's Visit
I am happy and honored to receive the gorgeous Golden Tomato from your site, which in the past year, as I spent more time Googling my name and trying to relive my past glory than actually writing and working again, has been my favorite ego booster on the net. Success is indeed a comfortable bed, and I like to sleep. Thanks a lot.

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