On Oscar night in 2001, Bob Dylan was on tour in Australia and could not attend the ceremony. But thanks to modern technology, he appeared via satellite alongside his band to perform his nominated song "Things Have Changed" that appeared in "Wonder Boys". Later in the ceremony when was awarded Best Original Song (by Jennifer Lopez) he returned, via satellite to deliver his acceptance speech: "Oh, good God, this is amazing. I've got to thank Curtis Hanson for encouraging me to do this song and everybody at Paramount, Sherry Lansing and Jonathan Dolgen. But especially Curtis who just kept at it. And he said this song was right and just encouraged me to do it so much and I'm so glad I did. Everybody at Columbia Records, my record company, who supports me all through these years, Tommy Mottola, Donny Ienner, Larry Jenkins, Will Botwin, John Ingrassia, everybody like that up there. I want to say hello to all of my family and friends out there watching. And I want to thank the members of the Academy who were bold enough to give me this award for this song which obviously [is] a song that doesn't pussyfoot around nor turn a blind eye to human nature. And God bless you all with peace, tranquility and good will. Thanks."