Year: 1993 (66th) Academy Awards
Category: Honorary Award
Winner: To Deborah Kerr, in appreciation for a full career's worth of elegant and beautifully crafted performances.
Presenter: Glenn Close
Date & Venue: March 21, 1994; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Thank you. Thank you. There should be some more words for thank you, shouldn't there? I've never been so frightened in all my life. But, I feel better now because I know I'm among friends.
I feel honored to be here tonight, because in receiving this award I have been asked to join so many others whose achievements I have long admired: William Wyler, Orson Welles, Gene Kelly, Billy Wilder, just to name a few. There are also those who helped pave the long road I have traveled, friends to whom I am eternally grateful: Cary Grant, Bob Mitchum, Elia Kazan, John Huston, and many more. As well as all the men and women behind the lights who helped me during the many years in which I was fortunate enough to work in this industry. You have all made my life truly a happy one. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.
© Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]