Eva Marie Saint : (accepting her award for Actress in a Supporting Role) I may have the baby right here. But I would love to thank Elia Kazan, and Sam Spiegel, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Boris Kaufman, all the longshoremen. Thank you.
Grace Kelly : (accepting her award for Best Actress) The thrill of this moment keeps me from saying what I really feel. I can only say thank you with all my heart to all who made this possible for me. Thank you.
Edmond O'Brien : accepting his award for Actor in a Supporting Role) I'm very grateful. It really can't be March 30th. It must be March 17th.
Marlon Brando : accepting his award for Best Actor) It's much heavier than I imagined. I... gosh, I had something to say and I can't remember what I was gonna say for the life of me. I don't think that ever in my life have so many people been so directly responsible for my being so very, very glad. It's a wonderful moment and a rare one and I'm certainly indebted. Thank you.
Greta Garbo was honored by the academy for her body of work. Not surprisingly, the illusive actress was not present to receive it.