Year: 1992 (65th) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Song)
Song Title: "A Whole New World"
Film Title: Aladdin
Winner: Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Tim Rice
Presenter: Lena Horne, Quincy Jones
Date & Venue: March 29, 1993; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Thank you very much. I'd like to thank everybody in the Academy who voted for me, especially Alan. And I'd like to pay tribute to two great lyricists. One, of course, is Howard Ashman. I'm extremely lucky to be standing in his shoes. I know he'd be here today if he were still alive. And the other is the great Sammy Cahn, who is my inspiration for many years. And it's great to be working with Alan, and my thanks to everybody at Disney.
A couple of thanks. Thanks to Lea Salonga and Brad Kane, and thanks to Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle. And of course Walter Afanasieff and Robert Buchanan, for creating a beautiful record. And thank you, Chris Montan, for never giving up on this song. Thank you.
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