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Year: 2001 (74th) Academy Awards

Category: Short Film (Animated)

Film Title: For the Birds

Winner: Ralph Eggleston

Presenter: Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman

Date & Venue: March 24, 2002; Kodak Theatre

Gosh, a billion people. This is great. I'd like to thank all my of my friends and family, especially my mom and dad, Edward and Elizabeth. Everyone at Pixar and our friends at the Walt Disney Company. Skywalker Sound, Jory Prum, and the Riders in the Sky for their wonderful sound work. Gosh, Karen Dufilho, our producer, James Ford Murphy and Bill Wise, our partners. I would like to thank Steve Jobs and Sarah McArthur for their encouraging the short films at Pixar. And most of all I'd like to thank Ed Catmull and John Lasseter, my friend[s] and mentors. I hope each and every one of you get to work with them as closely as I have. Thank you very much.

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