"Lady and gentlemen, because I working in this town for twenty-five years, I like to make some kind of appreciation to very important factor what make me successful to lots of my colleagues in this town. I’d like to thank Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss, Beethoven, Mozart, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov. Thank you."
I know squat about the Oscars, but years ago I read that Mr Tiomkin holds (as of that date) the record for garnering the biggest laugh from an Oscar acceptance speech. It is funny.