Year: 1976 (49th) Academy Awards
Category: Documentary (Feature)
Film Title: Harlan County, U.S.A.
Winner: Barbara Kopple, Producer
Presenter: Lillian Hellman
Date & Venue: March 28, 1977; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I, too, can't think of a greater honor than to be given this award by Lillian Hellman. Many people worked on this film donating their time and energy, and without it, it could never have been made. But I accept this award on the behalf of the miners of Harlan County who took us into their homes, trusted us, and shared their love with us. And it is their commitment and loyalty which is honored here tonight. Thank you very much.
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