Since the nominations themselves were not announced I would like, out of respect for those people who were nominated with us, to announce them as well. That's "Kudzu," Marjorie Anne Short, producer; "Morning Spider," Julian Chagrin and Claude Chagrin, producers; "Nightlife," Claire Wilbur and Robin Lehman, producers; and "Number One," Dyan Cannon and Vince Cannon, producers.
On the one hand trembling and speechless, on the other hand with some very important thanks to give. To the American Film Institute, for most of the financing and two fruitful years at the center. To Joyce Carol Oates, for her beautiful story and her great kindness. To Fionnuala Flanagan, Peter Lempert and the rest of the cast and crew, who were as giving as they were talented in their work. To Heinz and Gush Guttfreund, for their patience and generosity. To all of those who have wished us well throughout and are at home rejoicing. And to you, for honoring all of those who made "In the Region of Ice" and for making me feel this privileged. Thank you very much.
We had an incredible crew, and I think one of the most important lessons I learned is that to do something excellently doesn't have to be a painful and terrible experience. I'd also like to thank my friends, from here to Vermont, who have given me tremendous love, and also criticism, when I needed it. And above all, I thank God for this whole process. Thank you.
[Ed. note: Presenter Marty Feldman did not announce the nominees in the category first, but just opened the envelope and announced the winner.]