What happened last night? The Coen brothers (the exact opposite of Hollywood movie makers) took the big awards and four Europeans took the acting awards. Change is here! (A certain Obama is right).

Anyway for me the moment that stayed with me was when Marketa Irglova was called back by Jon Stewart to say her bit after winning the Best Song Oscar. She was prematurely played off the stage when the award was handed to her and Glen Hansard. It was a true victory for a small movie from Ireland with no budget and publicity. It went on to defeat a Disney powerhouse (three nominations for Enhanted).

If you have not seen “Once” yet, give it a go. Its like pure “Vanilla” – plain, simple and beautiful.
The acceptance speech:

The song that got them the award:

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