Year: 1985 (58th) Academy Awards
Category: Short Film (Live Action)
Film Title: Molly's Pilgrim
Winner: Jeff Brown and Chris Pelzer, Producers (accompanied on stage by executive producer Barbara Bryant)
Presenter: "Stan Laurel" (Jim McGeorge), "Oliver Hardy" (Chuck McCann)
Date & Venue: March 24, 1986; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
They don't have to thank their mother; they brought her with them.
Dad, too. This is really amazing. I want to thank the Academy. And I want to thank Barbara Cohen who wrote the book that we adopted—adopted?—adapted. And Sophia Eliazova, for being "Molly." She was the lead in the film and a Russian immigrant herself. And this is really a wonderful way to be welcomed to Hollywood. Thank you.
I'd like to give a special thanks to the Board of Governors for allowing me to be here. Of course I really don't deserve to be here, it's only because they couldn't put all the crew members' names and the cast members' names on here [pointing to the base of the statuette]. This is for them. Thank you.
And, as the executive producer, we dedicate this film to all the immigrants, to all the aliens, and to all the pilgrims seeking safe haven. Thank you.
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