Brando wins the "Best Actor" Oscar for his
work in The Godfather , which was named
"Best Picture." The announcement of Marlon's victory was a popular one with the attending audience until Sasheen Littlefeather took the stage on Brando's
behalf and refused the award in protest
over the treatment in films (and otherwise) of the American Indian.
taken from "Brando : A Biography in
Pictures" by Christopher Nickens