's Hoop Dreams
(1994) was widely considered to be a foregone conclusion to win the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. But despite the astonishing critical and box office success, the movie didn't receive a nomination for Best Documentary Feature; it received only one for Best Editing. The outcry over the snub led to an investigation by the Academy into the screening practices by the documentary branch and it was discovered that the voters were taking a show of hands to see who wanted to turn the film off after a few minutes. It was also discovered that those at the screening turned Hoop Dreams
(1994) off after 15 minutes. The following year, the Academy instituted a rule that those attending screenings had to sit through the entire film or have their right to vote revoked. See more
Tim Rice - Winner: Best Original Song
Many thanks to everyone at Disney and in particular, as it's a musical thing, Mr. Hans Zimmer. I'd also like to thank Denis Compton, a childhood hero of mine. Over to Elton.
Elton John - Winner: Best Original Song & Performer
Thank you very much. This is such an exciting night. I'd like to thank the members of the Academy for this incredible honor. To Hans Zimmer, who did a wonderful job with the songs. To everybody at Disney. To my parents, who are here tonight. To David, to John Reid, to my friends in Utah, and everyone who worked on this most...