Year: 1984 (57th) Academy Awards
Category: Actress in a Supporting Role
Film Title: A Passage to India
Winner: Peggy Ashcroft (not present; accepted by Angela Lansbury)
Presenter: Ryan O'Neal
Date & Venue: March 25, 1985; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I think you must know how infinitely honored I feel to have the privilege of accepting this Oscar for my dear friend Peggy Ashcroft. I know it would have been her dearest wish to be here with you all on this incredibly happy, joyous occasion for her, but I also know you understand the circumstances which prevented it.
I personally would just like to say that I think it is so marvelous that after an illustrious career in the theater for so many years, Peggy should at last be visible to all those millions of moviegoers who are, have and will continue to enjoy her consummate artistry, her delicacy and beauty. That we should be able to share that all over the world with her in the movies is an enormous coup for all of us. Thank you.
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