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Year: 1976 (49th) Academy Awards
Category: Special Achievement Award (Visual Effects)
Film Title: Logan's Run
Winner: L. B. Abbott, Glen Robinson, Matthew Yuricich
Presenter: Roy Scheider
Date & Venue: March 28, 1977; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
L. B. ABBOTT:
I want to very sincerely thank the Board of Directors of the Academy. The producer, Mr. Saul David, and that great host of wonderful helpers made this accolade possible for me.
I'd like to thank Bill Adler for twenty-seven years of help and guidance. And to my fellow members of the Special Effects Committee, for this honor. And especially to my wife Clotilde*, without whose fierce loyalty I couldn't have gotten through these difficult years. Without her I couldn't have gotten very far, and this is very, very far. And I want to thank myself, because I think I earned it. [Unintelligible.]
I wish to thank the Academy and also Mr. Saul David, MGM studios, and Mr. Yzuel and Scarlatti*, and the great team of special effects people that were with me that do the job. Thank you.
[*Name and spelling not confirmed.]
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