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Year: 1988 (61st) Academy Awards

Category: Honorary Award

Winner: To the National Film Board of Canada in recognition of its 50th anniversary and its dedicated commitment to originate artistic, creative and technological activity and excellence in every area of film making. (accepted by Marcel Masse, Canadian Minister of Communications, with Colin Low and Anne Claire Poirier)

Presenter: Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland

Date & Venue: March 29, 1989; Shrine Civic Auditorium

MARCEL MASSE:
Thank you very much. Merci. I'm proud to accept this Oscar on behalf of the twenty-six million people of Canada to whom the National Film Board belongs. The Board is represented here tonight by Anne Claire Poirier and Colin Low.

For fifty years talented Canadian filmmakers have made the National Film Board one of the most respected and honored institutions in the world. Ses films faire notre image, sont les ambassadeurs culturels du Canada et nous sommes fières de les partager avec le monde entier. Again, this a great honor for the National Film Board and for all Canadians and we thank the members of the Academy. Thank you very much. Merci beaucoup. Au revoir.

[Ed. note: French translation: "Their films are our image. They are the cultural amabassadors of Canada and we are proud to share them with the entire world."]

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