Monday, February 25, 2008

Marketa Iglova's Oscar's Speech

I was watching this morning the Oscars ( February 25 here in Manila), and I was able to see the acceptance speech from the Marketa Irglova, Best Original Song winner. For those who havent watch it, it could have gone down as one of the most harsh moment in Oscars. Why? The orchestra swelled just as petite Best Original Song co-winner 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.
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.

her speech was one of the best Oscar's speech I have ever heard:

"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.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."

Ver well said. Thanks Jon Stewart and the production staff of Oscars for giving Ms.Marketa a second chance.

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