Oscars honoríficos: Deborah Kerr y Barbara Stanwyck
En un post anterior asistíamos a la concesión del Oscar honorífico entregado a Groucho Marx, aquí podemos ver dos vídeos más cuyas protagonistas son, en este caso, Deborah Kerr y Barbara Stanwyck. Ambas reciben, merecidamente, el mismo galardón que Groucho.
El de Deborah, entregado por Glenn Close en la ceremonia de 1993 y el de Barbara recibido de manos de John Travolta ¿? en 1981. Debajo de cada vídeo se encuentran transcritos los correspondientes discursos de aceptación.
"Thank you. Thank you. There should be some more words for thank you, shouldn't there? I've never been so frightened in all my life. But, I feel better now because I know I'm among friends. I feel honored to be here tonight, because in receiving this award I have been asked to join so many others whose achievements I have long admired: William Wyler, Orson Welles, Gene Kelly, Billy Wilder, just to name a few. There are also those who helped pave the long road I have traveled, friends to whom I am eternally grateful: Cary Grant, Bob Mitchum, Elia Kazan, John Huston, and many more. As well as all the men and women behind the lights who helped me during the many years in which I was fortunate enough to work in this industry. You have all made my life truly a happy one. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you."
"Thank you. Thank you very much. I'd like to thank the Board of Governors of the Academy for giving me this special award. I tried many times to get it but I didn't make it, so this is indeed very special to me. You don't get them alone. There were writers, directors, producers; all their kindness to me through the many years. And the people backstage, the remarkable crews that we have the privilege of working with: the electricians, the property men, the stagehands, camera; they're just marvelous. And my wonderful group, the stunt men and women who taught me so well. I'm grateful to them and I thank them very, very much."