'Once' Upon An Oscar
The big music news from last night's Academy Awards wasn't P. Diddy's red-carpet revelation that he'd received Sidney Poitier's blessings to play the lead in "A Raisin in The Sun." It was that Glen Hansard and MarkÃ©ta IrglovÃ¡ won the best song award for their gorgeous "Once" duet, "Falling Slowly." One small loss for Disney (whose "Enchanted" generated three nominations in the category), one giant win for Ireland (Hansard) and Czechoslovakia (IrglovÃ¡).
The real-life couple performed a truncated version of the song on the telecast, complete with a dose of Oscar-style orchestration:
To fully appreciate the song, though, it's best to hear (and see) the full, unfussy version from the film itself:
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