Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for treatment when she refused Marlon Brando's Oscar in 1973

The Native American activist and actor was met with disrespect and harassment as she refused Marlon Brando’s trophy for "The Godfather."

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Fifty Years After Declining Marlon Brando's Oscar, Sacheen Littlefeather Gets an Apology

The Motion Picture Academy formally apologized to the Native American activist for the abuse and blackballing she suffered that night and beyond.

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Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather over 1973 Marlon Brando Oscar controversy

The organizers behind the Academy Awards are apologizing to Sacheen Littlefeather nearly 50 years after she famously took to the stage on behalf of Marlon Brando and vowing to focus on inclusivity.…

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Who is Sacheen Littlefeather? Oscars controversy explained

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologized to Native American actor Sacheen Littlefeather, almost 50 years after her appearance at the 1973 Oscars.

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Academy Apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars When She Refused Award for Marlon Brando

The Academy apologized to Sacheen Littlefeather for the abuse she endured nearly 50 years after she stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to refuse the best actor award for “The Godfather."

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Academy Apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars’ Marlon Brando Moment; Museum Will Host Special Program in September

When Marlon Brando was named best actor for his performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s best picture winner “The Godfather” (1972), a 26-year-old Sacheen Littlefeather (Apache/Yaqui/AZ) took the stage to decline the prize on behalf of the actor. She was lambasted with an avalanche of boos from the audience, racist gestures such as […]

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Sacheen Littlefeather gets apology for abuse by John Wayne, others at 1973 Oscars

When the activist refused Marlon Brando’s Oscar in 1973 to protest the treatment of Native Americans in film and TV, Wayne had to be restrained from physically attacking her.

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Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather nearly 50 years after 1973 Oscars

"The abuse you endured because of this statement was unwarranted and unjustified," Academy President David Rubin wrote in a June 18 letter.

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