Year: 1984 (57th) Academy Awards
Film Title: Amadeus
Winner: Milos Forman
Presenter: Steven Spielberg
Date & Venue: March 25, 1985; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I must express my admiration for my colleagues who are nominated tonight. The result of their work is making this moment for me so much more thrilling. I want to thank Peter Shaffer for writing the play and the screenplay, Robby Lantz for introducing me to the play, and Saul Zaentz for producing the film. I want to thank the whole company of actors and the whole company behind the camera, namely Twyla Tharp, Neville Marriner, Miroslav Ondrícek, and Wolfgang Mozart.
I have to greet my colleagues and students at the Columbia University Film Department. And finally, I am very proud because this is an American movie on which a lot of Czechoslovakian artists and technicians collaborated. To get this kind of recognition from the members of Academy for this kind of collaboration, I think, is very encouraging for more than artistic or box-office reasons. Thank you very much.
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[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]