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Year: 1968 (41st) Academy Awards
Film Title: Funny Girl
Winner: Barbra Streisand
Presenter: Ingrid Bergman
Date & Venue: April 14, 1969; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
[To the Oscar:] Hello, gorgeous.
And I'm very honored to be in such magnificent company as Katharine Hepburn. And gee whiz, it's kind of a wild feeling. Sitting there tonight I was thinking that the first script of "Funny Girl" was written when I was only eleven years old, and thank God it took so long to get it right, you know. So I would like to thank my co-producer Ray Stark for waiting till I grew up. And Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, for giving me such a great score to sing. And Isobel Lennart, for writing such a terrific character. And all the Hollywood people who made our show into a movie: Herb Ross, and my dear Harry Stradling who I haven't let go since, and my dear friend and director, William Wyler. Wow. It's like, somebody once said to me, asked me, if I was happy. And I said, "Are you kidding? I'd be miserable if I was happy." And I'd like to thank all the members of the Academy for making me really miserable. Thank you.
[Ed. note: A tie vote resulted in two winners in this category; the other winner was Katharine Hepburn for "The Lion in Winter."]
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