Year: 2011 (84th) Academy Awards
Category: Honorary Award
Winner: To Dick Smith for his unparalleled mastery of texture, shade, form and illusion.
Presenter: Linda Blair, J.J. Abrams, Rick Baker
Date & Venue: November 12, 2011; The Governors Awards (Grand Ballroom, Hollywood & Highland Center)
Well, I'll read this and then I'll say something that I don't have to read.
Ladies and gentlemen, please forgive me, my memory is not very good these days. When I watched the wonderful film they just showed, I kept thinking, gosh, that fellow had a great career. [Laughs.] But I do remember with great fondness everyone at this table and how much they have meant to me in my life. I will never forget tonight. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all.
This had been an incredible joy. One of the greatest I've ever had in my whole life. I have loved being a makeup artist so much, but this kind of puts the crown, a cap, on all of that, all of that. To have so much kindness given to me all in one huge piece is just too much. I am so grateful. Thank you so much. Thank you all. Thank you all.
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[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]