Omaha native Paul Williams took home a Grammy Award for Album of the Year on Sunday.
Williams — the songwriter who wrote “The Rainbow Connection” for the Muppets and appeared on “The Love Boat” — was nominated along with 17 others for working on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories."
Williams, 72, is an Omaha native, an accomplished songwriter and the president of the music royalties and rights group ASCAP.
After shaking a few hands and hugging others that won, Williams stepped up to the microphone to say thanks on behalf of Daft Punk, an electronic music duo that wears robot helmets and doesn't speak in public.
"Back when I was drinking, I would imagine things that weren't there and I'd get frightened. Then I got sober and two robots called and asked me to make an album," Williams joked.
Daft Punk won a total of five Grammys on Sunday.
Williams wrote the lyrics for "Touch" and "Beyond" on "Random Access Memories" and sang lead vocals on "Touch."
“They then came back and played this amazing record for me. It just totally blew me away,” Williams told The World-Herald last year.
Sunday's trophy was Williams' third Grammy. He won previously in 1977 for Song of the Year for "Evergreen (Love Theme from 'A Star is Born')" and in 1979 for Best Children's Recording for "The Muppet Movie."
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