Year: 1977 (50th) Academy Awards
Category: Special Achievement Award
Film Title: Star Wars
Winner: To Benjamin Burtt, Jr. for the creation of the alien, creature and robot voices featured in "Star Wars."
Presenter: Mark Hamill, "R2-D2", "C3PO"
Date & Venue: April 3, 1978; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
BENJAMIN BURTT, JR.:
Thank you very much. I'd like to specifically thank Ken Mura of USC Cinema, and producer Gary Kurtz for giving me a start on this film. And for associate producer Jim Nelson, whose great friendship and encourage me, and encouragement–Whew, help me out, fellas–was, helped me a lot during the film. And I'd like to, of course, thank George Lucas, who had all the great ideas and provided all the inspiration for the things in "Star Wars." Thank you very much.
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