After a few months, on March 2, 1944, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for
and with it her own star in the Hall of Fame. When they announce her name she doesn't hear it. She had said in an interview: "Gary Cooper who was sitting next to me started pushing me.
You are!, you are!
he was yelling at me. Go to the stage." In his speech from the podium of the Awards, he said, among other things: "Allow me to share the great honor that is being given to me tonight with my colleagues, of the National Theatre of Athens. Either they left, or they are alive, a that fate appointed me to represent them here."
Today the Academy Award is at the Museum of Paxinos – Minotis, which is housed in the Eynard Mansion, at 20 Agiou Konstantinou Street, in Athens and belongs to the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece. (M.I.E.T.).
Katina Paxinou passed away on February 22, 1973.