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Year: 1977 (50th) Academy Awards

Category: Cinematography

Film Title: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Winner: Vilmos Zsigmond

Presenter: Jon Voight, Goldie Hawn

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

VILMOS ZSIGMOND:
I would like to thank you first to this country, the American people who gave me a second life. I would like to thank my old masters in the Hungarian film school: Illés György, Bojkovszky Béla, and Janós Badal. Also I would like to thank you, all of you.

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