Year: 1998 (71st) Academy Awards
Category: Honorary Award
Winner: To Elia Kazan in recognition of his indelible contributions to the art of motion picture direction. (accompanied on stage by his wife, Frances Kazan)
Presenter: Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese
Date & Venue: March 21, 1999; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I thank you very much. I really like to hear that. I want to thank the Academy for its courage, generosity. And I want to tell you that I've been a member of the Academy, on and off, for I don't know how many years, so I'm pleased to say what's best about them: They're damn good to work with. I also want to thank... Marty? Where are you? Where are you, hiding behind me? Where's Marty? Thank you [hugging Martin Scorsese]. And Bobby, Bobby De Niro [hugging Robert De Niro]. I want to thank you all very much. I think I can just slip away.
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