The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973)

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Credited cast:
L.B. Abbott ...
Himself - Winner: Special Award for Visual Effects
Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Presenter: Best Sound
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound
Herself - Presenter: Best Director
Herself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film and Best Short Animated Film
Richard Barclay ...
Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
Herself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song (as Sonny)
Himself - Nominated: Best Director
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film and Best Short Animated Film
Himself - Audience Member
Herself - Co-Host
Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role


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27 March 1973 (USA)  »

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This was the show in which Marlon Brando who had won Best Actor for The Godfather (1972) sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache woman in his place in order to tell the Academy that he was refusing the award because of the way that American Indians were being treated in films and on television. Because of this, the Academy put a strict policy into place, stating that absentee winners were not allowed to send a proxy to accept their awards. See more »


[[link=nm0000008]'s Best Actor award is announced]
Sacheen Littlefeather: Hello. My name is Sacheen Littlefeather. I'm Apache, and I am president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee. I'm representing Marlon Brando this evening, and he has asked me to tell you, in a very long speech, which I cannot share with you presently, because of time, but I will be glad to share with the press afterwards, that he very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award, and the reasons for this being are ...
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Follows The 28th Annual Academy Awards (1956) See more »


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