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Year: 1994 (67th) Academy Awards

Category: Music (Original Score)

Film Title: The Lion King

Winner: Hans Zimmer

Presenter: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell

Date & Venue: March 27, 1995; Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center

HANS ZIMMER:
I'd like to thank the fluffiest actor in show business -- no, uhm... [referring to introductory comments made by presenter Hugh Grant].

I wrote a speech but I realized it's so boring, so I'm not going to do it. I'd like to thank my wife because she's my best friend. I'd like to thank my daughter because she now thinks I'm cool because I did "The Lion King." I'd like to thank the directors Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers. I'd like to thank the nicest producer in the business, Don Hahn. I'm incredibly nervous. I tell you what, writing a score is much easier than this. Thank you. Just let me go, okay.

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