It’s a very long way from the heart of the Belgian Congo to the stage of the Pantages Theater and I’m very glad to say that it’s a little nicer here than it was there. I just want to pay a slight— as a matter of fact— a very big tribute to Mr. John Huston and Ms. Katharine Hepburn because they helped me to be where I am now. Thank you very much.
Humphrey Bogart winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for The African Queen at the 24th Academy Awards | March 20, 1952
1939: Shirley Temple presents Walt Disney an Honorary Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), ‘Recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field.’ [Walt Disney was given one statuette and seven miniature statuettes].