Oscar Whining

More proof that Hollywood needs to get a grip.

On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart discussed when he let Marketa Irglova back onstage to give her speech after winning Best Song. Her fellow winner Glen Hansard accepted the award, and when Marketa went to speak the music drowned her out.

In one of Oscar's sweeter moments, Stewart let Marketa back onstage to give her speech. (A courtesy not let to all the sound guys, etc. who didn't get to speak when they won, but we'd be there all day. Surely those guys have figured out by now how Hollywood works. And hey, they got to show their funny tie on national tv.)

It certainly helped that Marketa had a good speech. How bad would that have been if she said "Like, um, I have to thank, OMG, this Oscar is heavy..."

According to Stewart, Hillary Swank was backstage and complained "I didn't get to go back onstage when I forgot to thank my husband."

Well, Hill, you gave a lengthly speech where Marketa gave none. Surely everyone forgets someone, we can't let them all back onstage. And, you're not even married to your husband anymore so shut up.

Stewart talks about it:

Photo: Reuters


Kim said...

I like Hillary Swank, but if she's going to complain about not getting time to thank her now-ex-husband, I say ABC should give her a chance. Yes, ABC will set aside 60 seconds of prime time if Hillary will go on air and thank Chad Lowe for his support when she won her Oscars.

Otherwise, shut the hell up.

Anonymous said...

I am glad that Marketa got to give her speech. I think she is the more talented half. Why Hansard took on himself to speak first, I don't know.