Spielberg wins his second Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for his World War II drama Saving Private Ryan. Kevin Costner presents the award.
Let me just turn my eyes to Mr. Hanks who from the very, very beginning said to me, this is going to be something extraordinary. We weren’t really talking about the film, we were talking about the experience of making “Saving Private Ryan,” and he was right.
Spielberg wins the Academy Award for Best Directing in the World War II biographical drama Schindler’s List. Clint Eastwood presents the award.
Let me just start by saying that this never could have happened, this never could have gotten started without a survivor named Poldek Pfefferberg who Oskar Schindler saved from Auschwitz, from Belsen. He’s the man who talked Thomas Keneally into writing the book. I owe him such a debt. All of us owe him such a debt. He has carried the story of Oskar Schindler to all of us. A man of complete obscurity who makes us wish and hope for Oskar Schindlers in all of our lives.
Producers Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen and Branko Lustig win the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1993 for Schindler’s List. Harrison Ford presents the award. Lustig:
My number was 83317. I am a Holocaust survivor. It’s a long way from Auschwitz to this stage.