David Letterman: Oprah, Uma! Uma, Oprah!
Hans Zimmer - Winner: Best Original Score: I'd like to thank the fluffiest actor in show business - no, uhm... 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.
Tim Rice - Winner: Best Original Song: Many thanks to everyone at Disney and in particular, as it's a musical thing, Mr. Hans Zimmer. I'd also like to thank Denis Compton, a childhood hero of mine. Over to Elton.
Elton John - Winner: Best Original Song & Performer: Thank you very much. This is such an exciting night. I'd like to thank the members of the Academy for this incredible honor. To Hans Zimmer, who did a wonderful job with the songs. To everybody at Disney. To my parents, who are here tonight. To David, to John Reid, to my friends in Utah, and everyone who worked on this most enjoyable project. This is an incredible honor for me. I'd like to dedicate this award to my grandmother Ivy Sewell*. She died last week, and she was the one that sat me down at the piano when I was three and made me play. So I'm accepting this in her honor.
David Letterman: Nominated for Best Foreign Film, "Eat Drink Man Woman." Which is also how Arnold Schwarzenegger asked Maria Shriver out on their first date.
David Letterman: Forrest Gump said "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get". Unless of course you're sitting next to Roger Ebert, then you know you're not gonna get any.
David Letterman: Earlier this year there was a deal with Savoy Pictures and Sylvester Stallone, as I understand this they gave him $20 million to star in an a yet-to-be-determined film. 20 million dollars for a yet-to-be-determined film. Oh yeah right, the only thing yet to be determined is which Roman numeral goes after the word "Rocky".
David Letterman: Tonight is the night that celebrates the phrase "It's an honour just to be nominated". Yeah, and Jim Carrey is subtle.