Year: 1984 (57th) Academy Awards
Film Title: Amadeus
Winner: Paul LeBlanc, Dick Smith
Presenter: Lonette McKee, Kelly Le Brock
Date & Venue: March 25, 1985; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I've been a makeup artist for forty years; years full of excitement and happiness, many friends, and this moment is just the greatest of that time. I am very grateful for it, and especially to Murray Abraham whose genius brought my "Old Salieri" makeup to such glorious life. Paul and I are especially honored because we know how extraordinary the creations of Rick Baker and Mike Westmore were and we're proud to be their colleagues. Paul did all the other makeups besides the "Salieri" one, and [to LeBlanc:] please, say your words. Thank you very much.
I just want to say thank you to Tom Sternberg for introducing me to Saul Zaentz, who introduced me to Milos Forman, who introduced me to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Thank you.
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]