Year: 1985 (58th) Academy Awards
Category: Visual Effects
Film Title: Cocoon
Winner: Ken Ralston, Ralph McQuarrie, Scott Farrar, David Berry
Presenter: Molly Ringwald
Date & Venue: March 24, 1986; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
This is great. I'm a little nervous. I would like to thank the Academy. Everyone at Industrial Light & Magic who worked so hard on this show, including Bill Kimberlin, Laurie Vermont, Ray Gilberti, the entire animation department, my wife Robin. I'd also like to thank Greg Cannom, who did the makeups. James Horner, who did the great film score that made our work look twice as good as it was. Richard Zanuck, David Brown, Lili Fini Zanuck. And of course, the man that I think in the future, the very near future, that will be up here as a recipient, Ron Howard. Thank you.
I'd just like to thank Dick and Lili for having me on the show. And to the guys at ILM that really took an interest in the sketches that I made. Thank you.
This is a great picture to be involved with. I want to thank Robert Hill, Steve Gawley, the entire company at ILM. My wife Mary, Katherine and Maggie. And especially George Lucas who started ILM in the first place. Thank you.
Well, I'd really like to thank the Academy and the producers of the film "Cocoon" for this really special honor. I'd like to thank ILM. I'd really like to thank ILM's general manager Warren Franklin who hasn't gotten mentioned yet. And I'd like to thank Ed Jones, Ken Smith, Ralph Gordon and Tom Rosseter, and the members of the ILM optical department. I'd like to thank my wife Wendy*, my mom and my dad. And I'd like to say hello to my two boys, Tyrone* and Deacon*. Thank you.
[*Name and spelling not confirmed.]
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