Monday, March 21, 2016

Vintage Video: Bruce Springsteen Performs "Streets of Philadelphia" at the Academy Awards; Takes Best Song Award

On this day 22 years ago (March 21, 1994), the 66th Academy Awards were held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles and, while it was a big night for the film Schindler's List, which won seven awards including Best Picture, it also was a good night for the AIDS drama Philadelphia.

Tom Hanks took home Best Actor for the film, the first of his double win, taking it home again a year later for Forest Gump, while rocker Bruce Springsteen won the Best Original Song for his composition Streets of Philadelphia.

Springsteen, ironically, beat Neil Young for his song Philadelphia from the same film along with Janet Jackson, James Harris III and Terry Lewis for Again from Poetic Justice, Marc Shaiman and Ramsey McLean for A Wink and a Smile from Sleepless in Seattle and Carole Bayer Sager, James Ingram and Clif Magness for The Day I Fell in Love from Beethoven's 2nd.

Bruce was the fifth and final nominee to take the stage to perform:


Whitney Houston then took the stage to announce Springsteen as the winner:


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