As far as I know, this is a first.
Andrew Stanton, ex-Lotus now at Pixar accepted the award for Wall-E.
I believe as a writer, perhaps now director?
I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't work at Pixar, aside from my kids loving me for it, how often can you say you created something which lives forever in a kid's or adults eye?
Congrats to Andy and it goes to show you there is a whole world out there waiting for you if you have the drive.