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 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...
A Few Good Men
To the tune of "Sound Off!"
Music by Private Willie Duckworth
Performed by Billy Crystal See more