Onstage Speech Transcript | 84th Academy Awards

Music (Original Song)


ONSTAGE SPEECH
CATEGORY: Music (Original song)
SPEECH BY: Bret McKenzie
SONG: "Man or Muppet"
FILM: "The Muppets"

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Wow, thank you Academy. I grew up in New Zealand watching “The Muppets” on TV. I never dreamed I’d get to work with them. And I was genuinely starstruck when I finally met Kermit the Frog. But once you get to know him, he’s just a normal frog. And like many stars here tonight, he’s a lot shorter in real life. Just a few jokes. Okay, I’d like to thank everyone who worked with me on the film especially James Bobin, for doing such a perfect job of bringing the song to life on screen; Mickey Petralia, for getting such a sweet sound; Disney, for making movies with songs in them; my wife Hannah, our two kids Vita and Leo, for all their love and support; my friends and family at home, especially my parents for never telling me to get a real job; and finally Jim Henson and his original team for creating the magical world of the Muppets. It’s a true honor to work the shadows of such legends. Thank you.

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