Date: 18th November 2009

Honorary Oscar for actress Bacall

Lauren Bacall received an honorary Oscar at the weekend in front of stars including Jack Nicolson and Warren Beatty.

Bacall, 85, starred in more than 30 films but never won an Academy Award.

"I can't believe it - a man at last," Bacall joked as she received the lifetime achievement statuette.

Saturday's event marked the first time the Academy has presented an award away from the main ceremony in February. It was not televised.

Bacall paid tribute to her husband and fellow actor Humphrey Bogart, who died in 1957.

"He gave me a life and he changed my life," she said of the Hollywood legend.

Source: Press Release