'Best Original Song' Oscar Goes To Glen And Marketa
February 25, 2008 at 7:50 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends congratulations to everyone at COLUMBIA RECORDS and RED MUSIC on GLEN HANSARD and MARKETA IRGLOVA winning the OSCAR for "Best Original Song." MARKETA and GLEN won for their song "Falling Slowly" from hit indie movie "Once," which they performed at the ACADEMY ceremony.
When MARKETA's acceptance speech was cut short, following the break, host JOHN STEWART brought her back out again -- which is unheard of and quite historic. "These days films are being made for different reasons like money, and art is being compromised," said MARKETA, commenting about giving a voice and dream to independent artists. "I think people feel this film was done from a very pure point and an artistic one. I also think it's a story of love and we can all connect with that."
In the wake of the win, the album has already shot up to #1 on AMAZON and #2 on iTUNES.