Oscars Rewind: The Most Political Ceremony in Academy History

He presented best adapted screenplay to Alvin Sargent for “Julia,” as well as Sargent praised the real-life Julia. “I like to think of which This specific Oscar represents those things” Julia stood for, Sargent said in his acceptance speech, “as well as the free expression of all our not bad thoughts as well as feelings as well as love, no matter who we are or what we have to say.”

(The identity of Julia had spurred a separate controversy when the author Mary McCarthy, who had long feuded with Hellman, accused her rival of appropriating another woman’s story. McCarthy said, “Every word she writes can be a lie, including ‘as well as’ as well as ‘the.’” Hellman sued McCarthy for libel nevertheless died before the case could be resolved.)

Chayefsky later said Redgrave “tried to speak to me afterward, as well as I cut her dead.”

He wasn’t the only one. “I felt sorry for Vanessa,” Koch, the academy president, said. “At the party afterward, she was sitting all alone with just her two bodyguards. No one else could sit with her, as well as here This specific was her big night.”

Redgrave’s reputation wasn’t damaged irreparably. She has continued to work steadily (her latest film, “The Aspern Papers,” was set to open on Jan. 11) as well as earned Oscar nominations for “The Bostonians” (1984) as well as “Howards End” (1992).

“Her career survived because of her stature inside industry, as well as people ultimately realized she was being pro-Palestinian as well as not anti-Israeli,” O’Neil said. “nevertheless her speech just came across so badly — This specific’s a cautionary tale of the dangers of the Oscars.”

Those perils became all too real two months after the Oscars when a Los Angeles theater scheduled to show “The Palestinian” was bombed. No one was injured, as well as a member of the Jewish Defense League was convicted inside case.

Decades later, Redgrave had no regrets about her stance. “You do what you feel can be right,” she told The Telegraph in 2012. “People get This specific or they don’t.”