I'd like to thank the academy for nominating all those wonderful individuals in all those wonderful categories, and for giving them the opportunity to thank all the other wonderful people who believed in, befriended and, of course, begat them .

I'd also like to thank ABC for presenting 3 hours and 13 minutes of an Oscar show that deservedly should be cited for its enduring and unsententious fulsomeness.

Finally, I gotta thank my Aunt Plethora for lending me her word-processor in order that I might convey all these wonderful thanks.


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