The crew of the orbiting space shuttle Atlantis (STS-45) participated in the presentation of the Thalberg Memorial Award to George Lucas
; an Oscar statuette was aboard the shuttle in tribute to its participation in the ceremony. See more
Alan Menken - Winner: Best Original Score & Best Original Song
On behalf of Howard, I know if he were here he would want to thank Angela Lansbury for her incomparable performance of the song in the movie as "Mrs. Potts," and also Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson for their performance. Also thanks to Walter A. and Robbie Buchanan for their work on the single. And accepting for Howard will be Bill Lauch.
Bill Lauch - Accepting Best Song Award for Howard Ashman
Thanks, Alan. Howard and I shared a home and a life together and I'm very happy and very proud to accept this for him. But it is bittersweet. This is the first ...