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Year: 1989 (62nd) Academy Awards
Category: Actor in a Leading Role
Film Title: My Left Foot
Winner: Daniel Day Lewis
Presenter: Jodie Foster
Date & Venue: March 26, 1990; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
DANIEL DAY LEWIS:
You've just provided me with the makings of one hell of a weekend in Dublin.
I shared Christy's life for a while with a remarkable young actor called Hugh O'Conor. But for everyone involved in the film, all our desire to make the film, all the strength that we needed, all the pleasure that we took in making the film came from Christy Brown. When he was alive he needed very little encouragement to make his voice heard. Now he needs a little more. And I'm truly grateful to you that in honoring me with this award you're encouraging Christy to carry on making his mark. Thank you very much indeed.
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