Oscars Caption Contest

BPP Oscar Caption Contest: Hansard and Irglova

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova leave the Oscar stage

Awwwwww! Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova leave the stage after winning the Oscar for Best Original Song. Chris Carlson, AP hide caption

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Winning caption: "Don't turn around: There's a Scientologist on our trail." — Kevbo

Runner Up: "Oh my god, what did you just say about Travolta's hair?!?!" — Paula in DC



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No one could've guessed their boat was pointing towards an oscar.

Sent by Ronda | 3:11 AM | 2-25-2008

'Once' upon a time, they wrote a love song.

Sent by Ronda | 3:12 AM | 2-25-2008

Who? We don't know them, but we love them.

Sent by James Wax | 5:43 AM | 2-25-2008

"Don't turn around There's a Scientologist on our trail."

Sent by Kevbo | 6:08 AM | 2-25-2008

Colin Ferrell didn't even curse while introducing our song, we are really on a roll now!

Sent by David L | 8:19 AM | 2-25-2008

Can you believe we fooled them with this cover song from the 50's...

Sent by Brian Redmond | 8:24 AM | 2-25-2008

"That was defintely a hair-piece."

Sent by Sean Bailey | 8:42 AM | 2-25-2008

"Once" is not enough . . . let's start right now on the sequel, "Twice."

Sent by Ellen | 8:59 AM | 2-25-2008

Sadly, the happiness surrounding the victory of a song that's actually good was overshadowed by the near-certainty that this improbability indicated impending apocalypse.

Sent by Mike | 9:04 AM | 2-25-2008

Said Glen to Marketa, "Ha ha" to all the people who said "Who are they?" when they read the list of nominees.

Sent by Christine Masson | 9:07 AM | 2-25-2008

Obviously, the Grammy judges should have thought twice.

Sent by Bruce Lehman | 9:12 AM | 2-25-2008

"Travolta really should ask for his money back from Fantastic Sam's"

Sent by Jamie Hollingsworth | 9:14 AM | 2-25-2008

We laughed, we cried, oh the times we had!

Sent by AJ Sours | 9:16 AM | 2-25-2008

"Marketa, if Jon Stewart doesn't give you some time for your acceptance speech, let's write a nasty song about him for next year's show!"

Sent by Tom Frantz | 9:28 AM | 2-25-2008

all dressed up and Oscars to go.

Sent by tracy rosen | 9:45 AM | 2-25-2008

Marketa, how dare they cut you off.....we'll show them.....our OSCAR that is!

Sent by Rachael Weekley | 9:52 AM | 2-25-2008

"Hey baby, maybe now we can afford a guitar without a hole in it..."

Sent by Hrundi B. | 9:53 AM | 2-25-2008

I know, I know. I'll be sleeping on the couch for hogging all the speech time, right, honey?

Sent by James K Chambliss | 9:54 AM | 2-25-2008

I still hate you, you know.

Sent by Cat | 10:21 AM | 2-25-2008

Can you believe they let us in even though you had to use my tie as a belt... not to mention winning on top of that

Sent by John J. Cox | 10:26 AM | 2-25-2008

"Tink" you very much!

Sent by Lauretta | 10:30 AM | 2-25-2008

Don't worry luv, Mr. Stewart will give you a second go.

Sent by Holloway | 10:43 AM | 2-25-2008

Oh my god, what did you just say about Travolta's hair?!?!

Sent by Paula in DC | 10:47 AM | 2-25-2008

Don't look now, but I think Travolta is lowering the disco ball and putting on his sequined jumpsuit. Keep walking, we're almost there!

Sent by Stroh DeCaire | 11:06 AM | 2-25-2008

heeheehee, I farted on the Oscar stage!

Sent by Dee | 11:07 AM | 2-25-2008

"You can cut the tag off your dress now."

Sent by LB | 11:49 AM | 2-25-2008

This is even better than open mike night down at the pub.

Sent by val shestakow | 12:00 PM | 2-25-2008

I wonder if they know we didn't actually write the song?

Sent by Iain Wilson | 12:01 PM | 2-25-2008

Do you have the get-away car ready? We need to make a quick departure before anyone realizes that they gave the Oscars to the wrong people!

Sent by Sarah Dewey | 12:10 PM | 2-25-2008

Guess I'll take those decorative bookends I bought you for Valentine's Day back to Pier 1

Sent by Greg | 12:29 PM | 2-25-2008

No longer a "Broken-Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy". (And gal.)

Sent by Ginny | 1:16 PM | 2-25-2008

Hold on to your Oscar. John Travolta offered me his jet for mine.

Sent by Steve LaDochy | 1:20 PM | 2-25-2008

"How was I supposed to know that button turned the microphone off and cued the band?"

Sent by Mitch Pindus | 1:37 PM | 2-25-2008

Glen: Psst - I just slipped them a five, and you're getting your own thank-you spot after the commercial break.

Sent by Frances Rose | 1:41 PM | 2-25-2008

you were right; next time i'll wear the tux . . .

Sent by MGee | 2:22 PM | 2-25-2008

Now I can replace my two bobby pins with rinestone ones!

Sent by Patty Boyd | 2:31 PM | 2-25-2008

It just upsets me so that you didn't get a chance to say your piece.


Sent by Doug | 2:42 PM | 2-25-2008

Thanks Marketa for the song and supporting me. We did it.

Sent by April Coleman | 2:48 PM | 2-25-2008

The conjoined twins documentary "Two heads are better than one" wins big on Oscar night!

Sent by Chad Gallion | 3:42 PM | 2-25-2008

Let's ditch Travolta. On the count of three, run!

Sent by Chad Gallion | 3:44 PM | 2-25-2008

I told you that I'd do all the talking!

Sent by Al | 4:09 PM | 2-25-2008

Let's sell these things and get Glen a new guitar!

I am so stoked that they won! Truly deserving. I posted a review of The Swell Season concert in Portland, a Once movie review and also a bit about last night on my blog. You'll just have to scroll down on the right side and click on the "Glen Hansard" label to find all of it. http://isorski.blogspot.com/

Sent by Isorski | 7:53 PM | 2-25-2008

Oh friend. We're so rich now. Pommes Frites?

Sent by Genevieve | 11:24 PM | 2-25-2008

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