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Year: 1977 (50th) Academy Awards

Category: Short Film (Live Action)

Film Title: I'll Find a Way

Winner: Beverly Shaffer and Yuki Yoshida, Producers (Yoshida not present)

Presenter: Paul Williams, Jodie Foster

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

The film "I'll Find a Way" is the story of nine-year-old Nadia DeFranco who is physically handicapped. She and I hope that everyone who sees the film, and in particular children, will be sensitized to the need and the dignity of the physically handicapped people. I would like to thank the people of Canada who support the National Film Board of Canada and make it a very special and unique place to make films. Thank you to Kathleen Shannon, my executive producer, and to the Women's Unit at the Film Board, and to all those who helped make this film. And thank you to my family and my friends, all of whom share this excitement. Thank you.

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