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Year: 1975 (48th) Academy Awards

Category: Writing (Screenplay Adapted from Other Material)

Film Title: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Winner: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman

Presenter: Gore Vidal

Date & Venue: March 29, 1976; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Well, thank you for this to the members of the Academy. And I especially want to thank the producers, Saul Zaentz and Michael Douglas, who gave me the opportunity to come into contact and work with some of the most finest people I've ever known. Thank you.

I loved writing this movie and it seems redundant to me to receive an award when the only award I ever wanted was a chance to write a script like this. May I share this honor with my wife Mab Ashforth and my friend and agent, Arnold Stiefel. Thank you, members of the Academy.

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