The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990 TV Special)
Akira Kurosawa - Honorary Award Recipient: [in Japanese] I am deeply honoured to receive such a prestigious award. Thank you.
Billy Crystal: I know what you're thinking as you look at me. Where's my opening production? I know you miss it, don't you? Where's that big, terrible number that usually opens the Oscars?
Billy Crystal: Where is that number where they take all the nominees for Best Picture, put 'em into one medley? Well, you won't be seeing that tonight. You won't see that number that usually--
Billy Crystal: You won't see that number that usually begins,
Billy Crystal: "It's a wonderful night for Oscar! Oscar, Oscar! Who will win?"
Billy Crystal: Are you happy to see me or are you just glad I'm not Snow White?
Steven Spielberg - Co-Presenter: Honorary Award to Akira Kurosawa: This year the Academy's Board of Governors have voted an Honorary Academy Award to a man who many of us believe is our greatest living filmmaker, and all of us know if one of the few true visionaries ever to work in our medium.
Alan Menken - Winner: Best Original Score and Best Original Song: First of all I'd like to thank my collaborator Howard Ashman who encouraged me to take the opportunity to compose my first film score with "The Little Mermaid." Thank you for your support, Howard. I'd like to thank all the people at Disney: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Roy Disney, Peter Schneider and Maureen Donley. Our outstanding directors: John Musker, Ron Clements. And thanks to a great music department: my orchestrator Thomas Pasatieri, conductor J.A.C.
Alan Menken - Winner: Best Original Score and Best Original Song: Redford, music editor Kathy Bennett, recording engineer John Richards, supervisors Chris Montan and Andy Hill. Special thanks to my manager Scott Shukat and my wife Janis. And Academy members, thank you.
Howard Ashman - Co-Winner: Best Original Song: I won't do fish jokes, just say a couple thank yous. At Disney to Jeff Katzenberg, Peter Schneider. To Sam Wright, who sang the song, all the words. Mostly though to John Musker and Ron Clements whose movie "Little Mermaid" really is. At William Morris there's Don Aslan, Mike Peretzian and my beloved Esther Sherman. And at home there's my mom, there's my sister, there's Nancy, and Bill. I feel really lucky. Thank you.
Alan Menken - Winner: Best Original Score and Best Original Song: Thanks to the musical team that worked on the songs: Robby Merkin, 'Thomas Pasatieri, and J.A.C. Redford in particular. Thank you. And thank you to the Academy.