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Year: 1989 (62nd) Academy Awards
Category: Visual Effects
Film Title: The Abyss
Winner: John Bruno, Dennis Muren, Hoyt Yeatman, Dennis Skotak
Presenter: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd
Date & Venue: March 26, 1990; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
We'd all like to thank director James Cameron for his vision and inspiration. Producer Gale Anne Hurd, for her support. Twentieth Century Fox and the following "Abyss" crew members: Laura Buff, Pete Romano, Rich Mula, Walt Conti, Gene Warren, Steve Johnson, and Pat McClung.
I would also like to thank James Cameron, Twentieth Century Fox, and all the people at Dream Quest Images that worked very, very hard to make the award come true for me. Thank you.
I'd like to thank Bob Skotak and my wife Dorothy Fontana. Without your help I wouldn't be here. Thank you.
And I'm here for Industrial Light & Magic. And thanks, everybody who worked on the show from up there, John Knoll and everyone in the computer graphics department. And thanks so much especially to Jim Cameron, my wife Zara, and Gregory. Thank you.
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