Year: 1981 (54th) Academy Awards
Film Title: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Winner: Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, Roy Charman (Charman not present)
Presenter: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins
Date & Venue: March 29, 1982; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
On this occasion last year I think I said that it takes the creative talents of a lot of people to create a soundtrack of this magnitude, and certainly the same is the case this year. The team is almost the same. And I think both Steve and Gregg will agree with me that we're the most fortunate sound mixers in the world to be surrounded with such talented sound people and sound engineers. A particular acknowledgment tonight to our good friend Ben Burtt and Richard Anderson and their Special Achievement Award they received for this same motion picture. Our thanks to all of the editorial staff, the engineers at the Samuel Goldwyn sound facility, especially our right- and left-hand man, Kevin O'Connell, again. And to two of the best filmmakers in the world -- George Lucas, Steven Spielberg -- producers Frank Marshall and Howard Kazanjian, thank you for your trust and faith and letting us be part of this magnificent adventure. Thank you.
Thank you very much.
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[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]