Year: 1986 (59th) Academy Awards
Category: Foreign Language Film
Film Title: The Assault
Winner: The Netherlands (accepted by director Fons Rademakers)
Presenter: Anthony Quinn
Date & Venue: March 30, 1987; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
It's a great honor to be standing here and a great pleasure as well. I thank the members of the Academy for bestowing this on the picture "The Assault." I thank all my friends who worked with me on both sides of the camera, because without their help and their talent I wouldn't be standing here. And I thank my friends Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus from Cannon who made this all possible and gave me all freedom. And I thank my friend Luit Latzig* as well.
And this Oscar, this Foreign Language Oscar, has a request. Imagine that foreign language pictures in this country are screened with subtitles, and Oscar's request is: Please, don't let subtitles scare you off as much as they seem to do from time to time. Because Oscar thinks that it is worthwhile and interesting to see also from time to time what people think and how people act in foreign languages. I thank you very, very much. [To the Oscar:] Did I translate it right?
[*Name and spelling not confirmed.]
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