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Year: 1985 (58th) Academy Awards

Category: Cinematography

Film Title: Out of Africa

Winner: David Watkin

Presenter: Jon Cryer

Date & Venue: March 24, 1986; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

A while ago I was sitting in a theater watching one of my movies next to a friend of mine who is a film director. And after about an hour he touched me on the arm and said, "That's beautiful, you're very clever." So I explained that it was a second-unit shot. So perhaps I think it's best if I point out that the, all of the flying material was shot by Peter Allwork and the animal photography was Simon Trevor. I'm truly honored and very flattered, and thank you very much.

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