Frank Sinatra presenting Cary Grant an Honorary Academy Award for the Oscars 42nd year 1969.
We love that the Academy always makes amends for Awards Not Given.
Having never received an Oscar Cary Grant was given an Honorary Achievement Award as did Deborah Kerr (1993) and Fred Astaire (1950). Cary Grant received his Honorary Achievement Award at the April 7, 1970 award show for 1969. When Peter O’Toole was awarded his Honorary Achievement Award for 2002 he joked, asking the Academy to still give him a chance to earn one on his own, while he was still in the game; he was 70 years old at the time.