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Year: 2012 (85th) Academy Awards

Category: Documentary (Feature)

Film Title: Searching for Sugar Man

Winner: Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Presenter: Ben Affleck

Date & Venue: February 24, 2013; Dolby Theatre

MALIK BENDJELLOUL:
Oh boy! Thank you so much. Thanks to the Academy. Very, very kind. Thanks to one of the greatest singers ever, Rodriguez. Stephen "Sugar" Segerman, Craig Bartholomew, Camilla Skagerström, SVT, SFI. All my friends and family. And Sony Classics, the best distributor on this planet. Thank you.

SIMON CHINN:
I also want to thank Sony Classics, Tom and Michael. I want to thank John Battsek, Andrew Ruhemann and the team at Passion Pictures, Josh Braun at Submarine. And my dear wife Lara, without whom I wouldn't be able to do any of this. Rodriguez isn't here tonight because he didn't want to take any of the credit himself, and that [music begins to play] just about says everything about that man and his story that you'd want to know. Thank you.

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