Year: 1972 (45th) Academy Awards
Film Title: Cabaret
Winner: Bob Fosse
Presenter: Julie Andrews, George Stevens
Date & Venue: March 27, 1973; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. I must say I feel a little like Clint Eastwood, that you're letting me stand up here because Coppola or Mankiewicz hasn't shown up yet. But being characteristically a pessimist and cynic, this and some of the other nice things that have happened to me the last couple days may turn me into some sort of hopeful optimist and ruin my whole life.
There's so many people to thank. You've heard a lot of the names, but it's important for me to say them, and I'm sure I'm gonna miss some of the ones and regret it tomorrow. Of course Liza, and Joel, Michael York, Marisa Berenson, Marty Baum, Manny Wolf, Kander and Ebb. A terrific guy by the name of Doug Green. A dear friend of mine by the name of Gwen Verdon. And I'd also like to mention Cy Feuer, the producer, with whom I had a lot of disputes. But on a night like this you start having affection for everybody. Thank you.
[Ed. note: The Clint Eastwood comment refers to the beginning of the show when Eastwood stood in last minute for the show's first host, Charlton Heston, who was delayed by a flat tire.]
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