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Year: 1969 (42nd) Academy Awards
Category: Actor in a Supporting Role
Film Title: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Winner: Gig Young
Presenter: Katharine Ross
Date & Venue: April 7, 1970; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Thank you, I'm really quite speechless. There are so many people to thank in the making of a picture. I thank the Academy. I thank the producers, Mr... Winkler – I hope I do better than that tonight. Mr. Winkler, Mr. Chartoff, Mr. Sills. Johnny Green, for his wonderful music. Our very talented director, Mr. Sydney Pollack. But in my heart I have a special thanks for a man whose friendship goes back many years with me, a man who always believed in me when things were not going well or going right. The man who gave me this part, my friend for many years, Mr. Martin Baum. Thank you, Marty. Thank all of you.
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