Year: 1981 (54th) Academy Awards
Category: Art Direction
Film Title: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Winner: Art Direction: Norman Reynolds, Leslie Dilley; Set Decoration: Michael Ford (Ford not present)
Presenter: Karen Allen, Howard E. Rollins, Jr.
Date & Venue: March 29, 1982; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I was dreading the moment of actually having to say something but it's arrived and... I'd like to thank my art department who aren't here tonight, and the construction people who backed me 100 percent. And also George Lucas, for actually suggesting to Steven that I did the picture. And even more so, Steven, for actually agreeing to that suggestion. And thank you very much.
I'd just like to say thank you very much to the Academy and to everybody who made it possible for this to happen. Thank you.
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