Once Tune Serves Up Big Oscar Surprise
Irish singer/songwriter GLEN HANSARD and his ONCE co-star MARKETA IRGLOVA served up the first big surprise at the 2008 Oscars by beating ALAN MENKEN's three ENCHANTED nominations to claim the night's Best Song. The duo's Falling Slowly tune left Hansard stunned and fighting back tears as he struggled with his acceptance speech. The humbled star said, "We made this film two years ago, we shot it on two handy-cams (cameras), it took us three weeks to make, we made it for 100 grand and we never thought we'd come into a room like this and be in front of you people... This is amazing."