The Guardian published a feature titled The 10 best film award acceptances - in pictures which included poignant speeches by best supporting actress Hattie McDaniel and Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein.
I was very taken by Alfred Hitchcock's acknowledgement of just how much his wife contributed to making him what he became. Let's take a moment's pause to reflect on our spouses' support and help in our lives and let's be grateful.
In 1968, Hitchcock won his sole (honorary) Oscar and said: “Thank you” - just that. Eleven years later, as toast of the AFI, he spoke for six minutes and was amusing for all of them (the allotment-sized flower arrangement helps). Hitch’s thanks this time had a direction: his wife, Alma. “Had the beautiful Miss Reville not accepted a lifetime contract without options as Mrs Alfred Hitchcock some 53 years ago, Mr Alfred Hitchcock might be in this room tonight, not at this table but as one of the slower waiters on the floor”