“Once” Was Enough.


Every Oscars contains at least one terrible mistake, and this year it was Jon Stewart’s inviting back to the stage Marketa Irglova, co-writer of the winning song from Once, to give the acceptance speech she’d been prevented from making because her partner, Glen Hansard, used up all the team’s alloted time making his. (His speech had seemed to speak for both of them, but I guess not.)

I think the young lady deserved her moment in the sun, but she and her partner should have worked out a way to share between them the time they knew they’d be alloted.

To set things right, the Oscars now need to air a make-good show to allow every costume designer, sound mixer, makeup person, film editor, production designer, and director of an animated short subject they’ve ever cut short to come back and finish. It could take nine hours, but since Oscar is now in the “nice” business, fair is fair.


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