Year: 2011 (84th) Academy Awards
Category: Music (Original Song)
Song Title: "Man Or Muppet"
Film Title: The Muppets
Winner: Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
Presenter: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis
Date & Venue: February 26, 2012; Hollywood & Highland Center
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 in the shadows of such legends. Thank you.
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