George C. ScottOscar

Wins Oscar

15 Apr, 1971

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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