Oscar Speeches: Kennedy, George–Supporting Actor Winner, Cool Hand Luke (1967)

George Kennedy recalled: “I didn’t expect to win.  Even my best friends didn’t expect me to win.  We didn’t have reservations for anywhere afterwards.  And I never told this to anyone except my wife.  I was walking to my car and it occurred to me that I had just done something that can never be duplicated.  Regardless of what would happen in the future, I was an Academy Award winner, and no one could take that away from me.  It would stay with me forever.”