THE LORD OF THE RINGS： THE RETURN OF THE KING
“Into the West”
Music and Lyric by Fran Walsh and Howard Shore and Annie Lennox
Wow. Wow. I'm stunned. Thank you so very much to the Academy. I'd like to thank Peter Jackson so much for inviting me to be part of this extraordinary project. Thank you so much， Peter. It's amazing. Thank you. Fran， Howard， this is very moving for me. You are extraordinary， very inspiring and I hope you enjoy the song when I sang it tonight. Thank you. Simon， my wonderful manager， Tara， my assistant， Joyce at home， I'd like to dedicate my performance of the song to my mother， who passed away last year and also to my darling friend Michael Kamen. I'll miss them so much. Thank you.
Can I do one thing？ I just want to do one tiny thank you. It's to Sharon and Reese Duncan， who are watching in New Zealand， and their son. I know. More. But their son was an inspiration for this song， and it's an honor to share it with him. Thank you.