Year: 1984 (57th) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Song)
Song Title: "I Just Called To Say I Love You"
Film Title: The Woman in Red
Winner: Music and Lyric by Stevie Wonder
Presenter: Gregory Hines
Date & Venue: March 25, 1985; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
I cannot, I cannot believe it. I really cannot believe it. I must share this with you, it'll take just a second, I think. But all through Europe I had dreams—and I would always wake up—that I was at an awards show and the nominees were coming up, and they'd say this song and this song, and the winner is...! And I would wake up. But I never thought that this would happen. I never thought this would happen.
I would like to accept this award in the name of Nelson Mandela. I'd like to thank, first of all, Miss Dionne Warwick for allowing me this opportunity. I'd like to thank Gene Wilder for thinking that I might be able to do some songs for your film. Thank Orion Pictures and thank Motown Records and my family and my crew. From my heart, I love you.
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