Year: 1984 (57th) Academy Awards
Category: Honorary Award
Winner: To James Stewart, for his fifty years of memorable performances. For his high ideals both on and off the screen. With the respect and affection of his colleagues.
Presenter: Cary Grant
Date & Venue: March 25, 1985; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I thank you, Cary. And I thank the Board of Governors of the Academy for this gracious and most appreciated honor. And I'm also grateful to my fellow actors and actresses for their help and their friendship through the years. I'm grateful to producers and writers and props and grips and makeup and wardrobe and lighting and cinematographers—all of 'em; everybody who was there with me and who helped me to get along so well between "action" and "cut." A part of this Oscar belongs to them, a good part of it. And I'd also...especially am I grateful to Frank Capra. Frank Capra and all of the directors who so generously and brilliantly guided me safely through the no-man's land of my own good intentions to more meaningful performances, for which they share abundant credit in my heart. And finally, the audience, all you wonderful folks out there. Thank you for being so kind to me over the years. You've given me a wonderful life. God bless you. Thank you.
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]