Year: 1988 (61st) Academy Awards
Category: Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Film Title: Rain Man
Winner: Screenplay by Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow; Story by Barry Morrow
Presenter: Amy Irving, Richard Dreyfuss
Date & Venue: March 29, 1989; Shrine Civic Auditorium
Thank you, Academy members, and thank you, United Artists and the Guber-Peters Company. In particular I'd like to thank Tony Thomopoulos and Roger Birnbaum and Stan Brooks. And to Dustin and Tom and Barry and Mark, my heartfelt gratitude for making the movie and for breathing life into these characters and into this script. And to Gary Loder and Mark Tingloth* and Mike Adler*. And to Bev and Clay and Zoey, my love for your forbearance. And to Kim, and finally to Marna*, for her courage. I thank you so very much.
[Music begins to play.]
I'm just going to say good night to Jennifer and Sasha and leave it at that.
[*Names and spelling not confirmed.]
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