Year: 1999 (72nd) Academy Awards
Category: Documentary (Short Subject)
Film Title: King Gimp
Winner: Susan Hannah Hadary, William A. Whiteford
Presenter: Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Thora Birch
Date & Venue: March 26, 2000; Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
SUSAN HANNAH HADARY:
We have followed Dan Keplinger for thirteen years. An amazing spirit in a body that society may not have included, but tonight he is included, and he's honored as an artist, and we thank the Academy for giving him this honor. And we thank Sheila Nevins at HBO for transforming the world of documentaries and for nurturing us and giving us wings, and in exchange we give her "King Gimp." We thank the University of Maryland where we work. We thank Nancy Walzog at HBO. My friends and family, I'm here because of you tonight.
WILLIAM A. WHITEFORD:
Linda, supermom, who made Dan's independence possible. And Dan's spirit that touches us all in his writing and his art, who inspired Michael Bacon's music and the sensitive editing of Geof Bartz. Our Baltimore crew. Love to Sussy*, baby wow!
[*Name and spelling not confirmed.]
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