By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 8, 2010 at 3:49AM
The co-winner of best art direction for Avatar, Robert Stromberg, said in his acceptance speech that he came back from a near-death experience. Backstage he elaborated. "Something was ready to kill me," he said. "Out of that I told myself that I would spend whatever time I had here trying to do something profound and worthwhile. This award to me is actually me understanding that I'm alive. It's very special."