Carney wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of a displaced New Yorker who is forced to travel across the country with his cat when his apartment building is demolished in Paul Mazursky’s Harry and Tonto. Glenda Jackson presents the award.
. . . . [Thanks to] my agent/manager/father-confessor, William Francis Xavier McCaffrey, for twenty-five years, who said two words to me: Do it! You are old! Thank you very much.