WEB : The Best Thing on Oscars 2008

So how was the 2008 Oscars? Not a lot of surprises, (maybe in the sound categories), most of my predictions came true. But the best thing for me about this year's Oscar is when Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard performed and won the Oscar for Original Song for "Falling Slowly" from my favourite film of 2007, Once.

Funny thing.. although Glen gave his speech when they've won, Marketa was ushered off stage before she could even begin to say anything. Thankfully host Jon Stewart brought her back after the commercial break and she delivered her unforgettable speech.

"Hi everyone. I just want to thank you so much. This is such a big deal, not only for us, but for all other independent musicians and artists that spend most of their time struggling, and this, the fact that we're standing here tonight, the fact that we're able to hold this, it's just to prove no matter how far out your dreams are, it's possible. And, you know, fair play to those who dare to dream and don't give up. And this song was written from a perspective of hope, and hope at the end of the day connects us all, no matter how different we are. And so thank you so much, who helped us along the way. Thank you."

Short and simple but very powerful speech from a very shy and cute Marketa Irglova. Congratulations to her and Glen Hansard.

Make Art.. Enjoy their performance below..


  1. jimi said...

    Buat aku pun, kemenangan lagu Falling Slowly memang menggembirakan. I love the movie, the actors and actress, the musics. Brilliant movie.

    Dan, aku memang suka bila Marion Cotilard menang. Dah tengok? love the movie.

    Like you, i am frustrated Into The Wild not making to main categories.Pity.

    Tahun ni Oscar MEMBOSANKAN!

  2. Nazim Masnawi said...

    Aku harap they had sang "She's Fucking Fuck It Up" untuk pump up the show sikit.

  3. fadz said...

    i love the show man, korang ni.. academy awards is all about the fashion, and making fun of Jack Nicolson (dan leaps tu, dan lepas tu), takkan lah tak leh tahan kot. BTW, love that song from ONCE, no wonder u guys go gaga about ONCE..BTW, after academy aku berlari2 cari kat tower rec, afsal takde???? aghhhh!

  4. Edd Vedder said...

    mcm mana bosan pun Oscar, like always.. aku still ambik cuti untuk tgk the live telecast.. hehe. Dah jadi kebiasaan.

    kau nak OST Once ke? yang aku download ada la..

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