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 - Host
I promise you that tonight, I will *not* reveal the secret of the movie, "The Crying Game". But I *will* say this. When I watched that movie, I discovered something: White men *can* jump!
Features Sister Act
Friend Like Me
Written by Alan Menken
and Howard Ashman
Performed by Nell Carter See more