Friday, February 22, 2013


(Above) Co-Oscar winners Paul Williams and Barbra Streisand pose with Neil Diamond, who presented them with the 1977 Oscar for Best Song ("Evergreen").

After A Star Is Born won five Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture, Actor and Actress (in the musical or comedy category), Barbra fans had high hopes that the film would win some Oscar nominations. In the event it got just one, but it was one Barbra took great pride in: Best Song, "Evergreen," which she had composed and Paul Williams had written the lyrics to as the love theme from A Star Is Born.
     At the ceremonies, after a spirited introduction by Jane Fonda ("Yeah! Barbra Streisand!"), Barbra brilliantly sang the song to a thrilled world-wide audience. The award was presented by Barbra's friend Neil Diamond, who said that he wanted Barbra to win so much he had told her that he would announce her name no matter who won! He didn't have to fake it: "Evergreen" was named Best Song.
     Barbra glowed as she accepted her second Oscar. "Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I'd win an Oscar for writing a song," she said. "I'm very excited and very grateful."
Barbra will sing at this Sunday's Oscar ceremony. Be sure to tune in for what promises to be an Oscar history highlight!

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