Monday, February 25, 2008

Audible of the Night

...goes to whichever Oscar power decided to give Best Original Song co-winner Marketa Irglova a second chance at delivering her acceptance speech after her first attempt got cut off by the orchestra:


From the LA Times:

Why was "Falling Slowly" co-writer Markéta Irglová ushered offstage while accepting her award with singer-songwriter Glen Hansard for best original song from the film "Once"?

As always, that call is made by Cates. After the show, he admitted that director Louis J. Horvitz signaled orchestra conductor Bill Conti by mistake. "The low music was cued accidentally," Cates said. "When I saw it, I asked Jon to please bring her back. It just worked beautifully. It was a very emotional moment."


Steve Sax said...

Was it Gil Cates' decision to have ratings decline 20%, too?