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Monday, February 25, 2008

Oscar highlight of the night

If you didn't get a chance to catch the Oscars last night, John Stewart was fantastic, but the highlight of the night came when Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglóva won a well-deserved Oscar for Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly," in their wonderfully poetic indie musical "Once." Hansard gave a sweet, if not a tad bit lengthy acceptance speech, and before Irglóva could say a word, the ill-timed orchestra music cut her off. Stewart, in a classy move that was probably an Oscar first, brought her back on after the commercial break, and she rewarded him and the billion people watching with one of the most genuine Oscar moments in history. After the jump.

By the way, if you haven't yet seen "Once," do yourself a favor and add it to the top of your Netflix queue, you won't be disappointed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When you are right, you are right. That was one of the most memorable speeches. That Jon Stewart is a real class act. Let's also not forget the fact that despite having such a short time to write the show, Jon and everyone else did an incredible job. In fact, I would say that there were less campy and downright crappy jokes than in any other oscar night. Will Ferril and Steve Carell pulled off a rare and extremely funny moment.