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Jodie Foster

Wins Oscar

29 Mar, 1989

Foster wins the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of rape victim Sarah Tobias in Jonathan Kaplan’s The Accused. Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman present the award.

This is such a big deal and my life is so simple. There are very few things: there’s love and work and family. And this movie is so special to us because it was all three of those things. And I’d like to thank all of my families, the tribes that I come from . . . . And most importantly my mother Brandy, who taught me that all of my finger paintings were Picassos, and that I didn’t have to be afraid. And mostly that cruelty might be very human, and it might be very cultural, but it’s not acceptable. Which is what this movie’s about. Thank you so much.

Jodie Foster Wins Best Actress: 1989 Oscars