Year: 1972 (45th) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Song--Original for the Picture)
Song Title: "The Morning After"
Film Title: The Poseidon Adventure
Winner: Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Presenter: Sonny Bono, Cher
Date & Venue: March 27, 1973; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
All I can say is that I'm in a state of shock. This is a fantastic surprise and I just want to thank Lionel Newman for giving us the opportunity, and Ronald Neame and Irwin Allen, and special thanks to Happy Goday for believing in us from the beginning. Thank you.
Thank you. I want to give my thanks to Irwin Allen, the producer, and Ronald Neame, and of course Lionel Newman. And a special thanks to Happy Goday. And most of all to the Academy, I'm very, extremely grateful, and you made two people very happy in Brooklyn tonight, Rose and Irving Kasha. So I want to thank you for that.
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