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did not want to host this show and refused many offers from producer Gil Cates to change his mind. After refusing the third time, Cates sent Crystal a stuffed horse's head made up to look like the horse he rode in City Slickers
(1991). Crystal changed his mind, but after the show there were so many bad reviews about his performance (many critics wrote that "The Year of the Woman" should have been hosted by one) that it would be another three years before he would host again. See more
Himself - Winner: Best Original Song
Thank you very much. I'd like to thank everybody in the Academy who voted for me, especially Alan. And I'd like to pay tribute to two great lyricists. One, of course, is Howard Ashman. I'm extremely lucky to be standing in his shoes. I know he'd be here today if he were still alive. And the other is the great Sammy Cahn, who is my inspiration for many years. And it's great to be working with Alan, and my thanks to everybody at Disney.
Himself - Winner: Best Original Score and Best Original Song
A couple of thanks. Thanks to Lea Salonga and Brad Kane, and...
The Crying Game
To the tune of "(Love is) The Tender Trap" (from "The Tender Trap")
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Billy Crystal See more