Year: 1991 (64th) Academy Awards
Category: Best Picture
Film Title: The Silence of the Lambs
Winner: Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt and Ron Bozman, Producers
Presenter: Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor
Date & Venue: March 30, 1992; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Gary Goetzman, our executive producer, is a partner in this, as are the 120 other people who made this film. This is their award. We all especially want to thank Thomas Harris whose extraordinary imagination made all of this possible, and give our deepest gratitude to Arthur Krim, Eric Pleskow, Bill Bernstein, Mike Medavoy and Marc Platt of Orion Pictures for their support and unwavering commitment to artistic freedom throughout the years. We've got some personal thank yous. I personally want to thank my parents; my family; my teachers, especially Art Murphy; and Jonathan Demme, my mentor and dear friend.
I'm Kenny Utt. Gil [Cates], I need a teleprompter. I feel like John Wayne and I'm ten feet tall. In addition to the Demme family and the Orion family, I want to thank my family: my wife who's been the star of our family for fifty years, Angie; and to our son Tim in Vermont, and his family; and to our daughter Robin, and my partner, Robin Fajardo, in New York; thank you very much. Thank you, Academy. Ron Bozman...
I'm Ron. And to my family, my parents, my dubber in Texas, my wife, my love, Kyle, our young son Regan. And to the family of filmmakers that Jonathan has assembled and with whom we've made some wonderful films, particularly this one. And to all of you for your support for this movie. We thank you.
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