The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996 TV Special)
[accepting his Best Director award]
Mel Gibson: Now that I'm a bona fide director with a golden boy, what I really want to do is act.
Kevin Spacey: Wherever the real Keyser Soze is, he's going to get gloriously drunk tonight!
Alan Menken - Winner: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score and Best Original Song: Well, a lot of time and effort and collaboration went into the score of "Pocahontas". I have a lot of people to thank and not a lot of time to thank them. So I want to thank my music team. My orchestrator Danny Troob, synthesizer arranger Martin Erskine, my music editor Kathy Bennett, engineer John Richards. My thanks to Chris Montan, Tod Cooper, our directors Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg, our producers, Jim Pentecost, my Disney family past and present. Time doesn't permit me to say all their names but I particularly want to thank Peter Schneider and Tom Schumacher and all the brilliant singers, musicians and technicians whose talents made "Pocahontas" sing. And thank you, Academy members.
Alan Menken - Winner: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score and Best Original Song: Well, thank you, Vanessa Williams, and thank you, Judy Kuhn, for your wonderful performances of the song, and Robbie Buchanan for a wonderful production of the single - for arrangement of the single and Keith Sonnet for production. Stephen...
Stephen Schwartz - Winner: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score and Best Original Song: We want to express our appreciation to members of the Academy. Our deep gratitude to our colleagues at Disney, past and present. And I want to acknowledge my personal debt to the Native American poets and wisdom keepers who inspired my work on this project, most particularly in the case of this song, Chief Seattle. Thank you very much.