Did You Know?
A year after the ceremony, a reporter from the New York Post began a rumor that eventually became one of the Academy Awards most infamous urban legends. The theory was that an inebriated Jack Palance
read the wrong name when presenting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, that he read Marisa Tomei
's name off the teleprompter, but that the name on the envelope was actually Miranda Richardson
. The rumor circulated and eventually got back to the Academy which conducted its own investigation. Price Waterhouse (the firm that tabulates the results) confirmed that Tomei actually did have more votes than the other nominees, and the Academy, looking at the tape of the show, confirmed that Palace was clearly reading the name from the envelope and not the teleprompter. See more
Himself - Winner: Best Original Score and Best Original Song
I've been very fortunate to work with a studio like Disney that really values music. And that attitude starts at the top, and I want to thank Jeffrey Katzenberg and Roy Disney and Michael Eisner for making my work possible. "Aladdin" was a major transition for me from my longtime collaborator and friend Howard Ashman to a new role and new songwriting partner in Tim Rice. As always I was blessed with great support from my music team: Danny Troob and David Friedman, from Chris Montan and Andy ...
Features Five Easy Pieces
Run to You
Written by Jud Friedman
and Allan Dennis Rich
Performed by Natalie Cole See more