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Eighteen days before the awards ceremony, 55 Oscar statuettes en route from Chicago to the Academy were stolen from a Roadway Express shipping dock in Bell, California. A week and a half later, a scrap metal dealer, Willie Fulgear, found 52 of the statuettes in a Dumpster behind a grocery store. (In the meantime, the Academy had had replacement statuettes made.) For finding the awards, Mr. Fulgear received two tickets to the Academy Awards show, where he was praised by host Billy Crystal, and a $50,000 check from the shipping company. A few months later, $40,000 of his reward was stolen from a safe in his apartment. See more
Gregg Rudloff - Winner: Best Sound Mixing
This little guy represents so much hard work by so many people and we're very proud to be able to represent them tonight. There's too many to thank individually, but we do want to thank the Wachowski Brothers and Joel Silver for being just a wonderful experience. They're a lot of fun to work with. And Joel, we truly appreciate all your trust and support. Thank you very much.
Spoofs The French Connection
Written by Burt Bacharach
and Hal David
Performed by Dionne Warwick See more