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Year: 1990 (63rd) Academy Awards

Category: Actress in a Leading Role

Film Title: Misery

Winner: Kathy Bates

Presenter: Daniel Day Lewis

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

KATHY BATES:
I'd like to thank the Academy. I've been waiting a long time to say that. I would like to congratulate all the nominees this evening, especially those in this category. Their work continues to humble and inspire me.

I would like to thank everyone associated with "Misery": Columbia Pictures, Castle Rock, Andy Scheinman, Rob Reiner for giving me a chance. I'd like to thank William Goldman for bringing the wonderful, crazy "Annie Wilkes" to the screen and Stephen King for thinking of her in the first place. I would like to thank Jimmy Caan and apologize publicly for the ankles. And I would like to say that I really am your number one fan, Jimmy. I would like to thank the cast and the crew of "Misery." They're incredible. They were a pleasure to work with. And I would like to thank my friends watching from New York at the Sea Palace on 9th Avenue. And I would like to thank my family, my friends, my mom at home, and my dad who I hope is watching somewhere. I would like to say thank you. Thank you very much.

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