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Year: 1994 (67th) Academy Awards

Category: Short Film (Live Action)

Film Title: Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life

Winner: Peter Capaldi, Ruth Kenley-Letts

Presenter: Tim Allen

Date & Venue: March 27, 1995; Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center

This is very, very thrilling for us. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Academy, and I'd also like to very much thank the Scottish Film Production Fund and BBC Scotland who backed our film with so much goodwill and generosity. I'd also like to thank my husband Crispin Letts who makes everything possible for me. And now I'm going to pass you over to Peter. Thank you.

Okay, thanks. I've got nineteen seconds for a very short speech and I'd like to thank everybody who worked on the film, who gave of themselves [unintelligible] of their talent and generosity. Richard E. Grant, who was fabulous; Ruth Kenley-Letts, who is a fabulous producer; and Elaine Collins, who was the real creative dynamo behind it all. And my mum and dad, and the Academy. Thanks a lot. Bye.

[Ed. note: A tie vote resulted in two films winning in this category: "Trevor" and "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life."]

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