"The night I won eight American Music Awards, I accepted them wearing my shades on the network broadcast. Katherine Hepburn called me up and congratulated me, but she gave me a hard time because of the sunglasses. 'Your fans want to see your eyes,' she scolded me. 'You're cheating them.' The following month, February 1984, at the Grammy show, Thriller had walked off with seven Grammy Awards and looked like it was going to win an eighth. All evening I had been going up to the podium and collecting awards with my sunglases on. Finally, when Thriller won for Best Album, I went up to accept it, took off my glasses, and stared into the camera. 'Katherine Hepburn,' I said, 'this is for you.' I knew she was watching and she was.