2:47 pm - 02/27/2012

Oscars 2012: The Muppets wins best song

The Muppets songwriter Bret McKenzie has won the Oscar for best song at the Academy Award ceremony currently taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Man or Muppet, written by the Flight of the Conchords actor and performed by Jason Segel (as Gary) and Peter Linz (as Walter the Muppet), was the strong favourite for the award.

However, the Muppets' sole opposition was Real in Rio from the animated film Rio, as only two songs were nominated this year.

The Muppets sees Jason Segel as Gary and his Muppet brother Walter try to reunite the gang to save the Muppets' theatre from demolition. The song arrives at a point when Gary's loyalties are divided between Walter and his girlfriend Mary.

davidbeckham 27th-Feb-2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
he's qt
boomboxrobot 27th-Feb-2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
Who's the boom king? I'm so happy for flawless Bret!
audrey_za 27th-Feb-2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite wins last night for sure!
chlorinne 27th-Feb-2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
fuuuuuh yeah! i love FOTC :D
ibonekoen 27th-Feb-2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
That's so awesome! :D
electricblues 27th-Feb-2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
i freaked out when he won. get it bret
pseudovirus 27th-Feb-2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
yay!! i still really need to see this, i've only heard good things about it!
smirk_dog 27th-Feb-2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
hells yeah!
famineaffair 27th-Feb-2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
my flawless bret <3 except, i'm insulted that he didn't personally thank jemaine...
famineaffair 28th-Feb-2012 12:14 am (UTC)
ooomg, i just found out that Jemaine Clement wrote songs for Rio, which was the movie Bret's song was up against. if only Jemaine's song was nominated...i would have sobbed.
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