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Year: 1990 (63rd) Academy Awards

Category: Sound

Film Title: Dances With Wolves

Winner: Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Greg Watkins, Russell Williams II

Presenter: Dianne Wiest

Date & Venue: March 25, 1991; Shrine Civic Auditorium

An incredible tribute considering the competition this year. All great films. I'd like to first thank Jim and Kevin for giving me the call. My wife Renee, for convincing me I would love the prairie. My posse: Mary Jo, Albert, and Darryl. And the great Lakota Sioux nation, for inspiring this film. God bless.

This is an incredible honor. I'd to thank our director Kevin Costner, our producer Jim Wilson, the sound editors at Soundbusters, Hari Ryatt and Bob Fitzgerald, and members of the Academy for this wonderful honor. It's a great birthday present! Thank you very much.

[Music begins to play.]

And my wife Pernelle*, and Michael, Jake*, Collette*, I love you. Thank you.

[*Names and spellings not confirmed.]

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