Monday, February 25, 2008

Falling Slowly

The Oscars seemed to have gone in the direction as expected. Daniel Day-Lewis walked away with Best Lead Actor, Marion Cotillard for Best Lead Actress, the Coen Brothers with best adapted screenplay and directing, No Country took best picture and so on. The only surprise was an unknown independent "little movie that could" which walked away with Best Song.

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!
The song "Falling Slowly" from the indie movie "Once" sincerely tapped into the emotions of people worldwide with the performance of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. "Falling Slowly" was up against not one, not two, but three songs from the movie "Enchanted" and another from "August Rush".

Favorite Oscar Moment

When announced as winners, Hansard and Irglova, who also starred in the film, went up to the stage to accept their awards. Unfortunately, due to time contstraints, only Hansard was able to give his acceptance speech and the orchestra played them out. However, after the commercial break, Jon Stewart pulled Irglova back out onstage so she could give her thank you speech and enjoy their moment to the fullest. I think it's safe to say that not every host would've done that. It was a good thing, because I'm pretty sure that her speech resonated through dreamers and struggling artists everywhere. I know it did with me. Class act by Stewart and great song by Hansard and Irglova.