Monday, February 25, 2008

Oscar's Best Original Song Winners Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova from "Once"

Apparently 3 nominations out of 5 in the Oscar's Best Original song category only caused "Enchanted" to cannibalize its own votes. Instead, the much deserved "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova from the "Once" soundtrack took home the shiny little statue.

The stage and screen duo performed the song live at the awards, but the story that's really getting a lot of attention is that the show started playing the "get off of stage" music right as Hansard finished his quick speech and Irglova was trying to start hers. Luckily, the producers of the show and host Jon Stewart must have seen the err in their ways and let Marketa come back on stage for a few inspiring words to indie musicians everywhere.

Checkout the Performance and the Acceptance Speech:

"Falling Slowly" live at the 2008 Academy Awards:

Acceptance Speeches:

Want to hear more from these talented musicians? Checkout another song from the "Once" soundtrack, "When Your Mind's Made Up" from FoundTrack's June '07 MixTape.

** UPDATE - checkout this blog, "Isorski's Musings" for more on "Once", including a film review and more on the Oscars.

1 comment:

  1. "When Your Mind's Made Up" is for me the best part of the movie, by far.

    I posted a review of Hansard and Irglova's recent concert in Portland, Oregon, a Once movie review and also a bit about the Oscars on my blog. You'll just have to scroll down on the right side and click on the "Glen Hansard" label to find all of it.