Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of cinematographic art for their contribution to creation of movies.
Did You Know?
The board of governors of the Academy had decided this year to eliminate the Live Action and Animated short films category because of its limited appeal, citing it as just a series of student films that nobody ever sees. The idea was shot down by a resounding protest, and oddly enough one of this year's nominees was Kenneth Branagh
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Tim Rice - 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.
Alan Menken - 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