Year: 1982 (55th) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Song)
Song Title: "Up Where We Belong"
Film Title: An Officer and a Gentleman
Winner: Music by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie; Lyric by Will Jennings
Presenter: Olivia Newton-John
Date & Venue: April 11, 1983; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
There are so many people to thank: Taylor Hackford, a true gentlemen; Joel Sill, for putting it all together; Happy Goday; Will Jennings; and the one that makes it all worthwhile, my wife Buffy.
Thank you from me, too, Marty Elfand, Stewart Levine, Joe Cocker, Jennifer Warnes, Curt Sobel, my mom, my little boy Cody, and most of all my husband Jack Nitzsche who gave me the chance to be a part of "Officer and a Gentleman." Thank you very much.
All of the above, members of the Academy, Taylor Hackford, Joe and Jennifer, Joel Sill, Stewart Levine, Chuck Kaye, Happy Goday, Mom and Dad in Tyler, Texas, and my lovely wife Carol. Thank you very much.
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[Note: All winners are present except where noted; NOT all winners may have spoken.]