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Year: 1978 (51st) Academy Awards
Film Title: The Deer Hunter
Winner: Richard Portman, William McCaughey, Aaron Rochin, Darin Knight
Presenter: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
Date & Venue: April 9, 1979; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
It's been a long time coming. I have to thank Michael Cimino, who I love; a fine group of technicians at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. And just a wonderful business to be in; it's the honor of my life. Thank you very much.
Pardon me. A special thanks to Michael Cimino, James J. Klinger, Frank Reale and many, many fine technicians. And to the Academy. Thank you.
I would also like to thank Michael Cimino for his creative suggestions and inspiration during the mix of "The Deer Hunter." I'd like to thank the MGM sound and projection personnel for all their help. And I'd like to thank all the members of the Academy for making my greatest aspiration a reality. Thank you.
I'd also like to thank Michael Cimino and Don Bolger, and my wife for staying with me in the jungles of Thailand to shoot this picture. And all the members of the Academy. Thank you all very much.
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