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Year: 1994 (67th) Academy Awards

Category: Actress in a Supporting Role

Film Title: Bullets over Broadway

Winner: Dianne Wiest

Presenter: Tommy Lee Jones

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

Oh gosh, just let me put on my glasses. This is as surprising and marvelous as it was the first time. Although this time I need glasses! It's a difference.

I'm so privileged to be in the company of these gifted women, including Jennifer Tilly, my colleague, who's so wonderful. I'm in debt to my loyal friend and remarkable artist, Woody Allen. He gave me such a gift with this role. And with this gift came acting with John Cusack, being lit by the great cinematographer Carlo Di Palma, costumed by Jeffrey Kurland, working with Santo Loquasto, a great cast, a great crew. My thanks also to Tracey Jacobs, Bobby Greenhut, Jean Doumanian, and Harvey and Bob Weinstein. I have to thank my family: Martha, Harris Yulin, Kathleen Tolan, my brothers Greg and Donny, Clarice, the Steve Tesiches, Arlene Donovan, and my sweet daughters and their sweet patience, Emily and Lily, without whom nothing is anything. And Sam Cohn is their godfather. If the world was a perfect place every kid would have a godfather like Sam.

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