A great deal of controversy surrounded the awarding of an honorary Oscar to Elia Kazan
, as there remained much lingering resentment stemming from his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee 47 years earlier. In addition to a handful of protesters outside the theater, many members of the audience remained seated when he received his award and refused to even applaud. See more
Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing
Wow, thank you very much. I feel so proud to have played a role in the making of this historical motion picture. I'm so grateful to you, Steven, for giving me the opportunity to excel and grow as a person on this humbling World War II movie. Thank you. I'm also grateful to my family. Chickie, my wife, and Julie, Ken, and Adam and Allison Zunder, for their love and support during this war effort. And special good wishes to my brother and sister, Lee* and Mickey, on the east coast. I'm very ...