Actress Eva Marie Saint first graced the Academy Awards' stage when she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 1954 film “On the Waterfront.”
More than six decades later, the 93-year-old returned to present the award for Costume Design at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday.
And she received a welcome fit for a veteran actress like herself.
When Saint stepped on stage, she was greeted with a roar of applause and standing ovation from the audience of stars.
And it was made all the more special when she revealed that she was attending the ceremony alone for the first time in 65 years.
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The Oscar winner, who was donning a long black dress, told the audience:
“Thank you so much, that means so much to me having lost my husband last year. After 65 years, and we would come to this academy every year."
Despite it being a difficult night for Saint after losing her husband, she said the standing ovation helped her feel a little better:
"And I miss him, and that made up for it. It was so loud I know he heard it.”
On a more humorous note, the legendary actress also noted that she's actually older than the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by “four months, or maybe five.”
However, she said she's actually proud of the fact and gave a little piece of advice to those in the audience — “just keep moving.”
Saint was married to director and producer Jeffrey Hayden. He passed away from from cancer in 2016, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The actress was still wearing her wedding ring when she took the stage on Sunday.