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Bret Mckenzie wins Oscar!!!!


Feb 27 2012, 3:24am

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Bret Mckenzie wins Oscar!!!!

Wow!! just watched and had to post....fantastic, happy for him, who would have thought way back when that Figwit would win this????


Feb 27 2012, 3:28am

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Hooray!!! //



Feb 27 2012, 3:34am

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Yeah! Go Figwit! /


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Feb 27 2012, 3:37am

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Good for him!

NZ Herald has a story of his acceptance speech here.

And stolen from 'Your Best Song is "Man or Muppet." Bret? PRISINT. Murray? NOT PRISINT.' Laugh
(Obligatory language warning on the gawker webpage.)

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Feb 27 2012, 3:37am

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yay Figwit!

I cared more about this one than any of the others.

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Feb 27 2012, 3:40am

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woohoo :)


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Feb 27 2012, 3:41am

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So Excellent!

I'm very proud of Bret - outstanding!


Feb 27 2012, 3:58am

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Woohoo!!! That's AWESOME! :D //



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Feb 27 2012, 4:51am

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another win for a Fellow of the Ring.

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Feb 27 2012, 5:09am

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What a sweet and gracious acceptance speech!

And if I may say, "Hubba, hubba!" He's much cuter as himself. I never really got what all the fuss was over Figwit. But Bret Mckenzie is a cutieSmile

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Feb 27 2012, 6:37am

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Yes! Congratulations, Bret! /


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Feb 27 2012, 6:38am

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That's so cool B-)

I'm super happy for the guy!

w00t! Cool

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Feb 27 2012, 7:02am

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Congrats Brett!!!!! <3 <3 <3 //


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Feb 27 2012, 8:10am

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To me

he will always be "that guy from The Black Seeds" since I was going to Black Seeds gigs way before LotR came out XD

Way to go Black Seeds Guy!!


Feb 27 2012, 8:42am

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Way to go Bret!

Well done

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Feb 27 2012, 9:37am

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I can't believe he won :D

Big congrats to Bret!!!

Did he got the chance to play the song at the Oscars?
I didn't watch the show last night.

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Feb 27 2012, 10:19am

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No, they didn't perform either nominated song...

they just showed short clips of them. And since there were only two songs nominated this year, he actually went in a heavy favorite. But it's awesome nonetheless. Cool


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Feb 27 2012, 11:29am

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Cool! Congrats, Bret! //



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Feb 27 2012, 3:37pm

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Just to hear That Kiwi Accent on OSCAR Stage agian...was FlashBackCity...

Thinking of 2004, 2003, 2002! OSCARS...YES!
Now, I have to see the Muppet Movie, YES!

Also to see Howard Shore in audience again? GREAT!

I haven't seen Hugo yet, but NOW I must, even if it's just to Hear' Howard's Score, YES!

One of best if not the BEST OSCARS yet..
xoxoSee you at our Movies..Bomby

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Feb 27 2012, 6:50pm

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Congrats Bret!!!

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Feb 27 2012, 9:31pm

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I also went to Hugo in order to hear the score //


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Feb 28 2012, 1:36am

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I'm so happy!


I thought "Muppet or Man" was an amazing song, and I'm so glad Bret got an Oscar! I wonder if he'll get to do any Muppet movies in the future?

When I heard he was writing the songs, I was initially like, "Snerk!" because I only knew him as Figwit. But all his songs were great ("Muppet or Man", "Life's a Happy Song" and "Me Party" were my favorites).

I'm glad the Muppets haven't lost it. After Muppets From Space/Wizard of Oz/Very Muppet Christmas, I had despaired of the Muppets ever making something decent again.

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Feb 28 2012, 4:23am

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Because of this I've had "Muppet or Man" in my head all day

It's a great song, but by now it's getting a little irritating Tongue

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..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Feb 28 2012, 5:04am

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You and me know you're "hooked on Howard" when you make it a point to go see any film he's scored in the theater, even if it isn't your genre...I'd probably even drag myself to "Saw" if he ever scored something like that....Laugh
I ued to do this with John Williams scores, as a tribute to the man who provided one of the 2 eternally running soundtracks of my life (U2 is the other)....first heard his Star Wars score in a theater in 77 when I was a VERY wee lass. Even as a kid, I promised myself, after 1980..that for the rest of my life, I would have to see any movie he wrote the music for. A promise I have to say I am proud I've kept.
After FOTR, I made that promise with Shore. And have kept it too. Only other composer I've done that with....even others I love I don't honor that way...even Hans Zimmer....But if Ennio Morricone was still with us, I'd do that for his films too. for Bret....OMG, I am SO HAPPY for him....funny,the twistings and turnings of fate....Kristen Thompson should have a little footnote on her blog. I remember how in the opening chapters of "The Frodo Franchise" she was estimating the long-term cultural impact of the LOTr trilogy, as well as its ultimate dollar-making potential. This might just be the strangest and most delightfully unforseen long-term impact. Sure, the Bad Seeds werent exacty a blip on the radar before LOTR, but you can't deny LOTr gave Bret global exposure f another sort, that opened the doors for him and his band in many ways, one thing led to another, he joins many ther LOTR alums in having a big golden statuette on his dresser!

I wonder if he got how many congradulatory calls from Peter, Fran and all the other Kiwi Oscar winners? And to get a phone call from the Prime Minister! Sir Peter is used to this kind of thing, but I'll bet Bret isn;t...

Well, Bret, I'm not letting you off the hook now...I'm expecting to hear a full sample of Lindir's work in TH1, and I'll be critiquing it just like you critique Bilbo's workSly


Feb 28 2012, 6:37pm

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PJ&CO juzz Now....HAVE ta, Ramp UP... His Role?

Figwit, could POSSIBLY
sing a little Elvish "Tra-La-LA" song...entering Rivendell
without any of US gettin'

With Howard's score making the FUN-niest song from the Book?
Howard& Bret are ...Maybe kinda, sorta , maybe collaberating...NOW?

Since they were at the SAME Ceremony? that OLDForest
of Hollywood?
xoxooGoldBerry's Squeeze..

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Feb 28 2012, 9:04pm

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Applause for Bret

Make the right connections, and realize a dream. Well done.

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Feb 29 2012, 2:01am

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I would pay good money just to see that scene :-) //


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