Year: 1985 (58th) Academy Awards
Film Title: Mask
Winner: Michael Westmore, Zoltan Elek
Presenter: Teri Garr
Date & Venue: March 24, 1986; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
This is really exciting. And I know it is for Zoltan because he's my buddy and he's from Hungary and he's, we're all excited about the project "Mask." But we'd like to thank the members of the Academy. I'd like to thank all my friends at Hollywood Magic. We're not supposed to thank our kids but, Michael and Michele, you can put the X-rated film in now and put McKenzie to bed. I'd like to thank all the people at Universal that made the project possible: Frank Price, Martin Starger, Howard Alston, Peter Bogdanovich. It was a thrill working with all of them.
And the biggest thrill to me is that, of course my family name's been in the business for years, but it's kind of gotten lost over the years with all the new people coming in. And I've had a lot of relatives that've been in a lot of wonderful things, and all I can say is, for the guys that have gone on before, that I love you and [kisses the Oscar] the family's got one. Thank you.
Now I start to believe my dream came true, which was a very long way from Hungary to here. But I have to thank to all those people who've been helping me and believe in me. Thank you again. Thank you.
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]