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Year: 1990 (63rd) Academy Awards

Category: Actor in a Leading Role

Film Title: Reversal of Fortune

Winner: Jeremy Irons

Presenter: Jessica Tandy

Date & Venue: March 25, 1991; Shrine Civic Auditorium

This is great. Thank you, the Academy, and thank you, everybody who's wished me well, for this. Specifically thank you, Warner Bros., Sovereign Pictures, Ed Pressman, Barbet Schroeder, Luciano Tovoli, our lighting cameraman. People who made me look like that, Allen Weisinger and Dick Smith. Thank you, my co-stars Ron Silver and Glenn, for finally persuading me to do it. Thank you, Fred Specktor, Anne Hutton, Sally Fischer. Thank you also, and some of you may understand why, thank you, David Cronenberg. And lastly, if I may cut the call of a telephone to London where my wife is trying to keep awake in a hotel bedroom, I wish you were here to help me carry this because you helped me win it. Thank you all.

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[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]