Year: 1982 (55th) Academy Awards
Film Title: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Winner: Robert Knudson, Robert Glass, Don Digirolamo, Gene Cantamessa
Presenter: David Keith, Lisa Eilbacher
Date & Venue: April 11, 1983; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I was, Gene Cantamessa, the production mixer on "E.T." And nothing is ever done alone, it's always a team effort. I'd like to thank my guys, my team: Raul Bruce, my boom operator; Steve Payne, my third man; and my lady Dawn for having the faith. And thank you very much.
Just saying thank you seems a little inadequate tonight, but that's about all I have to offer tonight is thank you to Steven Spielberg for all his help and his patience, and the guidance to help get us all up here tonight. Also to Kathy Kennedy, the producer, Carol Littleton, Chuck Campbell, who really made it all go together. And Jenny and Mark Sullivan back in Columbia, South Carolina, who's waited up in hope to see their granddaddy tonight. Time to go to bed, kids. Thank you.
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