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Year: 1994 (67th) Academy Awards

Category: Visual Effects

Film Title: Forrest Gump

Winner: Ken Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum, Allen Hall

Presenter: Steven Seagal

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

I'd like to thank the Academy. It was great being a film magician on "Gump," working for the amazing Bob Zemeckis. I'd also like to thank my wife Robin, Debbie Denise, Vance Piper, Pat Turner, Mark Holmes, and of course...

And of course we'd like to thank the incredible crew at ILM, whose perseverance over the course of nearly a year made Bob Zemeckis' vision look absolutely real. Those guys really did it and we thank them.

We especially wanted to be sure to thank Doug Chiang for his fabulous art direction in putting new words into the mouths of old presidents, John Schlag for his great crowd control, and Annie Calanchini for helping us mind our peas and carrots. And of course my wife Megan Jones.

Charles Newirth, Joe Montenegro, a great special effects crew, my wife Suzanne, and the creative mind of Bob Zemeckis. Thank you.

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