Tandy wins the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Daisy Werthan, in Bruce Beresford’s Driving Miss Daisy. Gregory Peck presents the award.
I never expected in a million years that I would ever be in this position. It’s a miracle. And I thank my lucky stars and Richard and Lili Zanuck who had the faith to give me this wonderful chance. And also, most especially, to that forgotten man, my director Bruce Beresford. The cast that was with me which made a wonderful, happy family. It was a pleasure to go to work with them all each day. And to Sam Cohn, who takes such good care of me. Thank you, the Academy, and all of you. I am on cloud nine!