Irons lands the Best Actor win for his portrayal of Claus von Bülow, accused of attempted murder of his wife Sunny (Glenn Close) in Barbet Schroeder’s Reversal of Fortune (1990). Irons:
This is great. Thank you, the Academy, and thank you, everybody who’s wished me well, for this . . . . if I may cut the call of a telephone to London where my wife is trying to keep awake in a hotel bedroom, I wish you were here to help me carry this because you helped me win it. Thank you all.