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Year: 1977 (50th) Academy Awards

Category: Actor in a Leading Role

Film Title: The Goodbye Girl

Winner: Richard Dreyfuss

Presenter: Sylvester Stallone

Date & Venue: April 3, 1978; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

RICHARD DREYFUSS:
I didn't prepare anything. Ahhm... [laughs]. Wait a second, am I here? Yes, okay. First I will embarrass Ray Stark by saying that I owe him everything; and he is a great man. To Herb Ross, who is the only true gentleman I've ever known in my life. To Herb, Marsha, and Neil, and Quinn. I could go on and on and on and I don't want to leave. Can I rent this [referring to the podium] now? Thank you very much.

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