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Year: 1992 (65th) Academy Awards
Category: Honorary Award
Winner: To Federico Fellini in recognition of his place as one of the screen's master storytellers.
Presenter: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
Date & Venue: March 29, 1993; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Please, sit down. Be comfortable. If one here to feel a little bit uncomfortable, that's only me. [Presenter Sophia Loren reads the wording of the honorary award to him.]
I would like to have the voice of Domingo to say a long, long thanks. What I can say, well, I really did not expect it, or perhaps I did but not—but wait—but not before another twenty-five years. Anyway, it is better now. I come from a country and I belong to a generation for which America and movies were almost the same thing, and now to be here with you, my dear Americans, make me feel at home. I want to thank all of you to making me feel in this way.
In these circumstances it's easy to be generous and to thank everybody. I would like naturally, first of all, to thank all the people that have worked with me. I cannot nominate everyone. Let me make only one name of an actress who is also my wife. Thank you, dearest Giulietta, and please, stop crying. Grazie.
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