Year: 1980 (53rd) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Song)
Song Title: "Fame"
Film Title: Fame
Winner: Music by Michael Gore; Lyric by Dean Pitchford
Presenter: Luciano Pavarotti, Angie Dickinson
Date & Venue: March 31, 1981; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Wow. Once again I'd like to thank the same people: the Academy, MGM, our producer Alan Marshall. I would like to thank my friend and lyricist, Dean Pitchford, for an inspired lyric. Irene Cara, for a magnificent vocal performance. And once again, Alan Parker, for making this award possible.
MGM's had a history of bringing musicals to the screen and so I'm very grateful to be part of such an exciting musical that kind of feels like the '80s. I'd like to thank Alan Parker; Irene Cara, for singing the song; Christopher Gore, for giving us the screenplay that provided the framework; Michael, for writing with me and for giving me that melody; and the members of the Academy. Thank you very much.
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