Year: 1982 (55th) Academy Awards
Film Title: Gandhi
Winner: Richard Attenborough
Presenter: Billy Wilder
Date & Venue: April 11, 1983; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow members of the Academy, without Jo Child and Jake Eberts and the National Film Development Corporation of India, the film would not have been made. Without Marty Baum, I would never have been able to maintain my courage. I am totally bowled over by this and I think an enormous contribution to my holding it must go to Frank Price and Columbia Pictures for their courage in agreeing to distribute it. There are many people I would like to thank, and some you have already honored. But, I would simply say to Sidney Lumet and Sydney Pollack and Wolfgang Petersen and Steven Spielberg, I am honored to be in their company. Thank you very much.
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