Oscar 1983: Speeches

When distinguished cinematographer Sven Nykvist accepted a second Oscar for a Bergman film, Fanny and Alexander, he thanked Bergman with whom he had worked for 25 years on 22 pictures.

The producer of the foreign-language film, Jorn Bonner, thanked the members of the Academy “for having good taste!” So much for modesty.

But perhaps most original of all was Linda Hunt, who won Supporting Actress Oscar for Peter Weir's The the Year of Living Dangerously, in which she played a man. Said Hunt: “There was an Indonesian phrase in the film which translates into English as “water from the moon” and it means that which is unattainable, the impossible, for which one can never have or know, Making Year of Living was, to me, water from the moon.”