George C. Scott

George C. Scott2 posts
1971

Refuses Oscar nomination

After being nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Patton, Scott turns down the honor denouncing the awards as “offensive, barbarous and innately corrupt.” Scott:

The ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons.

Academy President Daniel Taradash:

… a person responsible for the achievement cannot decline the nomination after it is voted. Actually, Mr. Scott is not involved. It is his performance in ‘Patton’ which is involved.”

15 Apr, 1971

Wins Oscar

Oscar

Scott wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance of General George S. Patton in Franklin J. Schaffner’s biopic¬†Patton. Scott is not present at the ceremony and the film’s producer Frank McCarthy accepts the award in his absence. McCarthy:

In voting this award I think that the Academy has distinguished itself. I think it has done itself a great deal of good and shown what a good organization it is by recognizing and honoring so generously a fine performance by a great actor.

George C. Scott winning Best Actor for "Patton"

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