Some of the individuals who appeared onstage where given standing ovations. Fred Astaire was greeted that way, so was Janet Gaynor. Honorary Award recipient Margaret Booth was also given a standing ovation, but not from the entire audience, some persons even did not applaud for her (most notably actors Robert Blake and Diane Keaton). Some of those who stood and applauded avidly where Shilrey MacLaine, Greer Garson and her husband, Mickey Rooney, Richard Burton, Marsha Mason, Neil Simon, and Richard Dreyfuss. The fact that some in the audience not even applauded makes one of the most insulting moments in the Academy Award history. See more
[Accepting the Best Supporting Actress award
My dear colleagues, I thank you very much for this tribute to my work. I think that Jane Fonda and I have done the best work of our lives. And I salute you, and I pay tribute to you, and I think you should be very proud that in the last few weeks you've stood firm, and you have refused to be intimidated by the threats of a small bunch of Zionist hoodlums, whose behavior...
[booing from audience
...whose behavior is an insult to the stature of Jews ...