Scofield wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading role for his portrayal of Thomas More in Fred Zinnemann’s adaptation of Robert Bolt’s play A Man For All Seasons. Julie Christie presents and Wendy Hiller accepts the award for Scofield. Hiller:
It is a great joy to me to accept this award on behalf of one of the finest and one of the most loved actors in my country. There is something very special in being recognized in a country other than one’s own and I know that Paul Scofield would want me to say with great warmth and great humility, thank you.