Year: 1991 (64th) Academy Awards
Category: Film Editing
Film Title: JFK
Winner: Joe Hutshing, Pietro Scalia
Presenter: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis
Date & Venue: March 30, 1992; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
It's rare that a man has the courage to consistently seek out the higher truth. John F. Kennedy was such a man. Oliver Stone is such a man. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this project. Thank you, Alex Ho, Jim Garrison, Zack Sklar, Julie Monroe, Bill Brown, Hank Corwin, Bob Richardson, Wylie Stateman, Mike Minkler, John Williams. And my personal thanks to my parents, David Brenner, David Nelson, Lauren. And thank you, Pietro.
Thank you, Joe. Members of the Academy, I am deeply honored. Making a movie with Oliver Stone is like going to battle, and "JFK" was a battle that we all won. Thank you, Oliver. I am very proud to have been a part of fulfilling your vision and that through the language of cinema we have opened an historical debate. My deep thanks to everybody Joe mentioned. And to our assistants Paul Benz and Devon Miller, thank you very much. And thank you to my wife Theresa. And my friends and family in Switzerland and Italy who are sharing this moment with me: C'e l'ho fatta.
[Ed. note: Italian translation: "I did it."]
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