The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995 TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Original Score: I'd like to thank the fluffiest actor in show business - no, uhm... I wrote a speech but I realized it's so boring, so I'm not going to do it. I'd like to thank my wife because she's my best friend. I'd like to thank my daughter because she now thinks I'm cool because I did "The Lion King." I'd like to thank the directors Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers. I'd like to thank the nicest producer in the business, Don Hahn. I'm incredibly nervous. I tell you what, writing a score is much easier than this. Thank you. Just let me go, okay.
Himself - 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.
Himself - 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 enjoyable project. This is an incredible honor for me. I'd like to dedicate this award to my grandmother Ivy Sewell*. She died last week, and she was the one that sat me down at the piano when I was three and made me play. So I'm accepting this in her honor.