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Year: 1977 (50th) Academy Awards

Category: Music (Original Score)

Film Title: Star Wars

Winner: John Williams

Presenter: Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Green, Henry Mancini

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

Thank you very much, George Lucas and Gary Kurtz, for the opportunity of composing a score for your marvelous film. And to Lionel Newman, Herb Spencer and The London Symphony Orchestra for a splendid performance, and I think a great recording by Eric Tomlinson. And for myself, ladies and gentlemen, my warmest thanks for this very treasured award and marvelous moment. Thank you.

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[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]