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Year: 1979 (52nd) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Song)
Song Title: "It Goes Like It Goes"
Film Title: Norma Rae
Winner: Music by David Shire; Lyric by Norman Gimbel
Presenter: Gene Kelly, Olivia Newton-John
Date & Venue: April 14, 1980; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
This is wonderful. I'm very grateful. I thank the members of the Academy and all the friends that wanted this thing to happen. Thank you.
Marty Ritt, Tamara Asseyev, Alex Rose, Jennifer Warnes, Norman Gimbel, all the people who made "Norma Rae" for a movie which made our song sound very good. And mostly I'd like to thank my young son Matthew and his mother, Talia Shire, who taught my heart some things it needed to learn before I was able to know how much my music could really be about. Thank you.
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