I was actually in tears after watching Markéta’s acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last night. I was so thrilled to see this duo win an Oscar for their song, Falling Slowly. So well deserved and that makes me smile. So I had to post their acceptance speech, actually Markéta got cut off but they brought her back out so that she could actually have her moment and boy did she shine. So in honor of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

mp3: Falling Slowly

Once Soundtrack 2007


12 Responses to “Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová”

  1. Joseph M. Jamison on February 26th, 2008 5:45 am

    Kudos indeed; she was magnificent in her acceptance speech! I didn’t watch the Oscars, but I did receive a phone call just before their performance to watch; I also tuned in to this portion of the show. I thought it was interested because the usually long-winded Glen didn’t really talk very long. I really hate when award shows do that…shame on the Academy. I don’t know if it was Jon Stewart’s idea to bring her back out, but if it was, kudos to him as well.

  2. Isorski on February 26th, 2008 9:30 am

    Jon Stewart – a class act for making that happen. I am really excited that they won the Oscar – it was well deserved.

    I posted a review of Hansard and Irglova’s recent concert in Portland, 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. http://isorski.blogspot.com/

  3. Rachel on February 26th, 2008 10:41 am

    Joe, kudos indeed. I was so excited and I thought their performance was excellent as well.

    Isorski, yeah I am not sure if it was Jon’s idea or not but he is a class act. I will have to check out your blog for those reviews. :)

  4. Pip on February 26th, 2008 10:42 am

    I really, really loved this acceptance speech. It’s the kind of thing that makes me want to grab all my friends and make shorts again. I had mixed feelings about Once as a film, but I really loved the music and the people in it. I think now that I’ve had a chance to reflect upon it I had mixed feelings because I wanted more of that love story. Those two are just amazing people… I hope they’re up to something else behind the scenes.

  5. Wayne on February 26th, 2008 3:44 pm

    At last a decent song wins Best Song. Normally it is some Disney schlock.
    And I think No Country For Old Men is by far the best film to win Best Film for a long time. Although I still would have picked There Will Be Blood.

  6. Mentok the Mindtaker on February 27th, 2008 9:24 am

    Stewart’s class move (his idea or not) to Irglová was a remarkable moment in an otherwise unremarkable Oscars. This song brought down my Oscar pool score (I had bet on the academy being stupid and tasteless as usual) but I can’t begrudge them that. It’s a nice song and for more worthy of recognition than any of that Enchanted crap.

  7. Rachel on February 27th, 2008 6:41 pm

    Yeah I was kind of surprised that it won as well.
    That is funny Mentok we do the same thing, except we tied the shorts are what get me every time!

  8. tara on February 28th, 2008 11:31 am

    damn its gone and i didnt get to see.
    stewart is the hottest short guy ive ever known. ;)

  9. Pip on February 28th, 2008 12:07 pm

    Fixed, slightly lower quality, but I’ll keep an eye out for another.

  10. tara on February 28th, 2008 7:31 pm

    chills. thank you shane. i must post on my blog too.

  11. Sue on March 2nd, 2008 2:04 am

    I loved the acceptace..but even more so was her amazing accent…eastern european meets Dublin …it was wonderful! (Being as I am from Dublin)

    Have you see him in The Commitments? Tell me you have seen the movie??? LOL

  12. Rachel on March 2nd, 2008 10:17 am

    I have not, I will have to add it to my queue. :)

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