The Academy Awards

Season 19 Episode 1

The 19th Annual Academy Awards

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    • Olivia de Havilland : (accepting her award for Best Actress) Since I value highly the profession which has instructed me, rewarded me, and permitted me my share of the world's work, it will understand and forgive me, I know, for the very great pride I feel in receiving this symbol of its approbation, one of the Awards of Merit, for my part in this past year, what has been done. But, even in this wonderful moment, my common sense reminds me quite clearly that most of the work that went into earning this award was not done by Olivia de Havilland at all, but by a big team of other people who, if justice were really to prevail, would be standing up here beside me now. When I think of the writer who created "Jody Norris," and how much of her sprang from the heart and mind of the director; when I remember the businessmen who found and managed the money which produced and distributed her, and how she grew under the talents and skills of the technicians: the cameraman, the makeup man, the hairdresser, the costumer; and I think how much the musicians did for her; then I feel humble, too, as well as proud to accept this award, which I do in the name of my team as well as my own. Thank you.

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