Director Francis Ford Coppola and stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic film ‘The Godfather’ at the 94th Academy Awards under the theme ‘Movie lovers unite’ at the Dolby Theatre here.
On Sunday night, Coppola, Pacino and De Niro took the stage as their film got honoured at completing 50 years. The three walked up to the stage on the theme song of ‘The Godfather’.
Director Francis Ford Coppola was seen making a speech about ‘The Godfather’ at the OScars, while Robert De Niro and Al Pacino were standing silently beside him.
‘The Godfather’ tribute at the Oscars was introduced by rapper Puff Daddy.
The film is a 1972 American crime film based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling 1969 novel of the same name. It also stars Marlon Brando among many others.
It is the first installment in ‘The Godfather’ trilogy. The story, spanning from 1945 to 1955, chronicles the Corleone family under patriarch Vito Corleone (Brando), focusing on the transformation of his youngest son, Michael Corleone (Pacino), from a reluctant family outsider to ruthless mafia boss.