Here, as promised, is Guillermo del Toro's acceptance of the George Pal Memorial Award at the 34th Annual Saturn Awards, preceded by a short video prologue and introduced with what I believe are universal sentiments by writer-director Frank Darabont.
I photographed this material myself, and I should forewarn you that the picture goes black for a short time between Guillermo's introduction and his first words onstage. That's because I had to put the camera down and pay the man his due by clapping my hands together.
Not included in this clip is my relevant after-party banter with Guillermo, which went something like this...
TL: Guillermo, did you ever meet George Pal?
GDT: No, I never did, I am sorry to say.
TL: I met George Pal once.
GDT: Do you want me to hit you over the head with this fucking award?