Did You Know?
Originally, Macaulay Culkin
was scheduled to give the award for Best Visual Effects. The plan was, after Culkin announced the nominees, he would say, "Could I have the envelope please?" A giant, roaring, animatronic T-Rex (from Jurassic Park
(1993)) would then suddenly appear onstage, with the envelope naming the winners. After taking the envelope from the T-Rex's mouth, Culkin would return to the podium and say, "Thanks, Dad." Macaulay's father, Christopher Culkin
, was offended by the line and demanded that it be cut from the show. When the Oscar producers refused, Christopher Culkin
pulled his son from the show, and Elijah Wood
gave the award instead. See more
Bruce Springsteen - Performer: Streets of Philadelphia & Winner: Best Original Song
Thank you. Gee, this is the first song I ever wrote for a motion picture, so I guess it's all downhill from here. Neil Young, I gotta share this with you. You do your best work and you hope that it pulls out the best in your audience and some piece of it spills over into the real world and into people's everyday lives, and it takes the edge off of fear and allows us to recognize each other through our veil of differences. I always thought that was one of the things popular art was supposed to ...
Putting It Together
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Bernadette Peters See more