Year: 1992 (65th) Academy Awards
Film Title: Unforgiven
Winner: Clint Eastwood
Presenter: Barbra Streisand
Date & Venue: March 29, 1993; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Pacino's throat was dry, mine's really dry. To sit here all this time... I just, um... this is pretty good, this is alright. I've been around for thirty-nine years, and I've really enjoyed it. I've been very lucky. I heard Al [Pacino] say he was lucky, but everybody feels that way when you're able to make a living in a profession that you really enjoy. That's an opportunity I think a lot of people don't have.
I've got to thank the crew, David Valdes, and Jack Green, and all the camera crew -- the trouble is with living this long is you know so many people and you can't remember their names. You get a little flustered. But in the year of the woman I'd like to salute the women of Big Whiskey. That would be Anna Thomson, and Frances Fisher, and Liisa, and Tara, and Josie, and Beverley, and all the gals who really were the catalyst to getting this story off the ground. And David Peoples' fabulous script. Warner Bros., for sticking with this film. The film critics, for discovering this film. It wasn't a highly tout[ed] film when it came out but they sort of stayed with it throughout the year. The French film critics who embraced some of my work very early in the game, the British Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art are some of the people that were there long before I ever became fashionable. Lenny Hirshan, my agent,...I'm leaving out a whole mess of people I'm gonna regret when I sit down again. Anyway, thank you very much.
[Ed. note: The theme of this year's Academy Awards telecast was "Oscar Celebrates Women and the Movies."]
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