Schell wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of a German defense attorney in Stanley Kramer’s Judgment at Nuremberg. Joan Crawford presents the award.
I know this award honors not only me but also the picture “Judgment of Nuremberg.” … When I came first to this country I met the Custom man. And he was asking what I was doing here. I said, “I am going to a film.” He said, “Good luck boy.” And I think that is very unusual for a custom man. I can tell him now that I had it. Thank you very much.