George C. Scott
refused his award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and did not even show up for the ceremony. Patton
(1970) producer Frank McCarthy
accepted the award on Scott's behalf but returned it the next day in accordance with the actor's request. Two years later Marlon Brando
became the second actor to refuse his award in the same category. See more
Tonight we set aside petty differences, forget old feuds, and start new ones.