Jon Voight wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance of a paralyzed Vietnam veteran in Hal Ashby’s Coming Home. Ginger Rogers and Diana Ross present the award. Voight:
I’m carrying with me all the men who gave me so much of their experience to deal with, who have contributed so much: the people in chairs, and the veterans, and the civilians, and the walkers, who are so strongly represented in what I’d call my work. Thank you very much.