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Saturday, March 1, 2014

And the Oscar for Best Original Song goes to . . .

In honor of the 86th Academy Awards tomorrow night (March 2), I thought it would be fun to look back at some past Oscar winners. So below you can enjoy 22 acceptance speeches for Best Original Song (click here for my Oscar flashbacks for Best Actress, Actor, Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor):

"Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's (Debbie Reynolds presents the Oscar to Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer at the 34th Academy Awards in 1962).

"Born Free" from Born Free (Dean Martin presents the Oscar to John Barry and Don Black at the 39th Academy Awards in 1967. Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke also present the Oscars for Best Original Score and the Best Adaptation or Treatment Score).

"For All We Know" from Lovers and Other Strangers (Angie Dickinson and Burt Bacharach present the Oscar to Fred Karlin, Robb Royer and Jimmy Griffin at the 43rd Academy Awards in 1971).

"Theme from Shaft" (Joel Grey presents the Oscar to Isaac Hayes at the 44th Academy Awards in 1972).

"The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure (Cher and Sonny Bono present the Oscar to Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973).

"The Way We Were" (Ann-Margret and Burt Bacharach present the Oscar to Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman at the 46th Academy Awards in 1974).

"I'm Easy" from Nashville (Burt Bacharach and Angie Dickinson present the Oscar to Keith Carradine at the 48th Academy Awards in 1976).

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" (Neil Diamond presents the Oscar to Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams at the 49th Academy Awards in 1977).

"Last Dance" from Thank God It's Friday (Ruby Keeler and Kris Kristofferson present the Oscar to Paul Jabara at the 51st Academy Awards in 1979).

"Flashdance... What a Feeling" (Jennifer Beals and Matthew Broderick present the Oscar to Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey and Irene Cara at the 56th Academy Awards in 1984).

"I Just Called to Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red (Gregory Hines present the Oscar to Stevie Wonder at the 57th Academy Awards in 1985).

"Say You, Say Me" from White Nights (Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor present the Oscar to Lionel Richie at the 58th Academy Awards in 1986).

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing (Liza Minnelli and Dudley Moore present the Oscar to Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz at the 60th Academy Awards in 1988).

"Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid (Dudley Moore and Paula Abdul present the Oscar to Howard Ashman and Alan Menken at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990).

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)" from Dick Tracy (Gregory Hines and Ann-Margret accept the Oscar on Stephen Sondheim's behalf at the 63rd Academy Awards in 1991).

"A Whole New World" from Aladdin (Lena Horne and Quincy Jones present the Oscar to Alan Menken and Tim Rice at the 65th Academy Awards in 1993).

"Streets of Philadelphia" from Philadelphia (Whitney Houston presents the Oscar to Bruce Springsteen at the 66th Academy Awards in 1994).

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King (Sylvester Stallone presents the Oscar to Elton John and Tim Rice at the 67th Academy Awards in 1995).

"You Must Love Me" from Evita (Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler present the Oscar to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice at the 69th Academy Awards in 1997).

"My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic (Madonna presents the Oscar to James Horner and Will Jennings at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998. Antonio Banderas also presents the Oscar for Best Original Dramatic Score).

"Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile (Barbra Streisand presents the Oscar to Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003).

"Falling Slowly" from Once (John Travolta presents the Oscar to Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008).

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