Year: 1996 (69th) Academy Awards
Category: Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Film Title: Fargo
Winner: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Presenter: Jodie Foster
Date & Venue: March 24, 1997; Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
Well, I'd like to thank Michael Kuhn at Polygram and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner at Working Title, everyone at Working Title, for reading the script and making it into a movie. I'd like to thank everyone who worked on the movie, everyone over at Mary Zophres' house. I guess this woke you guys up. And mostly I'd like to thank Frances without whom the part wouldn't have been written, the movie wouldn't have been made, and we wouldn't be standing here.
I'd like to thank those people, Roger Deakins and John Cameron as well, everybody else who worked on the movie. And I'd also like to congratulate the other nominees in this category, and Billy Bob [and] the other nominees in that category as well. It really is nice company. Thank you.
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