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Old 02-25-2008, 03:40 PM   #571
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I was so pleased that Once won best song for Glen Hansard and Marketa Inglova. Falling Slowly is a beautiful song. It's amazing really how such a simply made film of relatively simple subject matter can win awards up against other exhaustingly over advertised "blockbuster" films. It was refreshing to witness this win. It was rude how they cut off Marketa's speech but quite a good save for the show to have allowed her back out following commercial to have her moment of fame.
Purely accicental on the part of the show director according to this article:

Best Song Co-Winner Gets Second Chance
By DERRIK J. LANG,AP
Posted: 2008-02-25 00:44:29
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It could've gone down as one of the harshest moments in Oscar history.

The orchestra swelled just as petite Best Original Song co-winner Marketa Irglova stepped up to the microphone to speak following partner Glen Hansard. The pair won for their tune "Falling Slowly" from the indie musical "Once," but only Hansard gave an acceptance before their moment in the spotlight seemed to be over.

"This is amazing. Make art. Make art. Thanks," he said.

Irglova could barely muster a polite "Thank you" before the orchestra, led by conductor Bill Conti, cut her off. After a commercial break, host Jon Stewart brought the 19-year-old Czech musician back on stage for a second chance to give an acceptance speech.

She took full advantage.

"The fact that we're standing here tonight, the fact that we're able to hold this, it's just proof that no matter how far out your dreams are, it's possible," Irglova said during take two. "And, you know, fair play to those who dare to dream, and don't give up. This song was written from the perspective of hope, and hope, at the end of the day, connects us all, no matter how different we are."

Irglova's second-chance speech lasted just over a minute. She said she was just as surprised as everyone else in the audience about the spontaneous and rare reprieve.

"When I went backstage, they said they were going to have me go back out," Irglova said after the incident. "It was great to get that chance, and I'm very grateful to them for doing that."

Oscar producer Gil Cates said the show director was looking down and queued the music when Hansard finished speaking.

"She was accidentally played off. No one wanted to play her off. ... I asked her to come back. I asked Jon to please bring her back. It was a very emotional moment."

AP writers Beth Harris and Sandy Cohen contributed to this report.


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Old 02-25-2008, 03:47 PM   #572
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another cool article on Glen and Mar..

February 24, 2008
A Night Out With
Life Imitating Film
By JAMIE DIAMOND
LOS ANGELES

WITH its microscopic budget, the Irish film “Once” could have disappeared from theaters without acknowledgment; instead it earned Oscar and Grammy nominations for its musical stars, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.

But when Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglova came to town recently for their first-ever awards season, they did not stay in a luxurious hotel. Like many artists trying to stay afloat in the indie world, they crashed at a friend’s house.

A few days before they were to perform their nominated song “Falling Slowly” at the Academy Awards, the two musicians — who went from on-screen pair to real-life couple — borrowed a car and drove to Amoeba Music on Sunset Boulevard. They were besieged by fans. “ ‘Once’ was so authentic,” a young man said enthusiastically.

Mr. Hansard, the 37-year-old frontman of the Dublin rock band the Frames, gave an aw-shucks smile.

Ms. Irglova, a 19-year-old singer and pianist of Czech descent, stood to the side, fiddling with a locket she was wearing. Both performers were looking forward to rebelling against the formal dress code at the Oscars.

“I don’t own a suit, so I just bought one,” said Mr. Hansard, whose curly hair looked as if someone had taken an eggbeater to it. “But I’m not going to wear black tie. I’m going to be meself. They’re not going to kick me out!”

Ms. Irglova said, “For me to wear a night gown ...”

“A what?” Mr. Hansard interrupted.

“An evening gown,” she said, correcting herself.

“No,” he said with a laugh. “I like it. Let’s both go in our pajamas.”

Upstairs, the couple looked for DVDs to take back to the home they share outside Dublin. “How many copies do you already have of ‘Das Boot’?" Ms. Irglova asked Mr. Hansard, referring to the submarine epic.

“ ‘Das Boot’ is the bible for any band that toured on a bus,” Mr. Hansard explained. “It’s the guide about how to live with a bunch of men.”

At the Hungry Cat, a fish restaurant, the two discussed how they met in Ms. Irglova’s hometown. In 2001, her father helped book the Frames for a local music festival, and her parents were hosts for a preconcert party. At the concert, as a thank you for the party, Mr. Hansard pulled Ms. Irglova, 13, onto the stage to sing.

“I was super embarrassed, but not because I had a rock-star crush,” said Ms. Irglova, who was studying guitar and classical piano at the time. “It was because he was Irish and exotic, and I had to speak English.”

That early collaboration led Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglova to work together on an album, “The Swell Season,” and “Once,” the story of a partnership between struggling musicians that teeters on the border of romance. While promoting that film, Ms. Irglova and Mr. Hansard fell in love.

“She’s smarter than me,” Mr. Hansard said, not without pride.

Without a moment’s pause, Ms. Irglova said, “That’s true.”

“Songwriters have trouble growing up,” he explained.

Ms. Irglova gave Mr. Hansard her biggest smile of the evening.


even though he is alot older than her I still think they are a cute couple..
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:50 PM   #573
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Thanks for that info Amy!

I agree, they ARE a cute couple. So fresh and innocent and REAL.
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I didn't notice last night, but I read a blurb about why Brad Renfro wasn't included in the great montage o' death.

Apparently a spokesperson said he was edited out because there's just not time for everybody.

Bull. Fucking. Shit. You have time to spare 5 seconds of screen time for the poor kid.
I wasn't expecting to see Brad Renfro in the montage. I guess i just always assumed that the montage included people who were either Academy members or had been nominated for something in the past. Renfro was neither, so why would he be included? There are probably alot more people who died this year who at point in their life wrote, directed, produced, did costumes, make-up, etc... And there's no way to track them all. This is an academy event. It makes sense that there's no Brad Renfro.
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I am pretty sure he was a member of the Academy?

I am sure, a member SAG.

anyways, Chriss Penn got a screen shot, I believe.

how do we quantify a loss?
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He should have been included. He was an actor and part of the industry
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I disagree. Many non-actors are members of the industry and they aren't all included every year either. I don't think it was an intentional snub. I think people are making way too big of a deal about it.

Whoopi's upset about not being included in the hosting montage. And not all 79 winners were included in each one of their category montages either.
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I don't care either way honestly, but the montage last night didn't have many actors in it. Most were members in other capacities, such as directing, writing, make-up, etc. More behind-the-scenes. I think they normally do a good job of covering the "celebrities" who have passed within the last year. It would have been an extra 5 seconds at most to include Renfro?
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Plus, let's face it - people had heard of Brad Renfro. I understand it's as much of an industry event as it is an event for the audience, but I agree with Lila.
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Whoopi's upset about not being included in the hosting montage
I think the clinton's still have some pull in hollywood

she is an Obama supporter
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So Gary Busey shows up loaded (big surprise) and gets a bit out of line on the red carpet. What did he do that was so disturbing? Ryan Seacrest is a big puss and could have handled the situation with some humor but he just buckled under the spontaniety of the moment.

Are we all that paranoid now about anything happening out of the ordinary or not to script. It wasn't a terrorist attack

It was my favorite moment of the pre-show.

Busey beating the living crap out of Seacrest would have been my favorite moment of the entire year.
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I think the clinton's still have some pull in hollywood

she is an Obama supporter
She was shown winning the supporting actress award. Was she the only past host not shown as a past host?
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So Gary Busey shows up loaded (big surprise) and gets a bit out of line on the red carpet. What did he do that was so disturbing? Ryan Seacrest is a big puss and could have handled the situation with some humor but he just buckled under the spontaniety of the moment.

Are we all that paranoid now about anything happening out of the ordinary or not to script. It wasn't a terrorist attack

It was my favorite moment of the pre-show.
Seacrest should have known who Busey was...it was embarrassing...I mean, Busey had to get through security to be on the carpet...it did show what a big puss Seacrest truly is
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Yeah, i thought it was pretty tacky of Seacrest to whisper behind his back "You wouldn't believe what's going on here right now" or whatever it was he said. It seemed childish, like he was the cool kid and Busey was the outcast.
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