Year: 1976 (49th) Academy Awards
Category: Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen--based on factual material or on story material not previously published or produced)
Film Title: Network
Winner: Paddy Chayefsky
Presenter: Norman Mailer
Date & Venue: March 28, 1977; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
[Responding to opening comments made by presenter Norman Mailer:] In the name of all us perverts.
I don't as a rule, in fact I don't ever before remember making public acknowledgment of private and very personal feelings, but I think it's time that I acknowledge two people whom I can never really thank properly or enough. I would like to thank my wife Sue and my son Dan for their indestructible support and enthusiasm, for their ideas, their discussions, their stimulation and for their very presence: my gratitude and my love. Thank you.
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