performed (along with Carlos Santana) the theme song from The Motorcycle Diaries
(2004) instead of singer/composer Jorge Drexler
who performed in the movie but wasn't chosen by the Academy for the live show because he wasn't famous. Drexler eventually won the Oscar and instead of making a speech thanking everybody, he just kept singing the chorus of the song in the way it was supposed to be performed. See more
Randy Thom - Winner: Best Sound Editing
Thank you so much. Certain Academy Awards, like Sound and Visual Effects and Editing, are sometimes referred to as technical awards. They are not technical awards; they're given for artistic decisions. Sometimes we make them better than others, and I guess we made a couple of good ones on this one. Thank you so much, Brad Bird and Skywalker Sound. Lisa and Austin, this is for you.
Michael Silvers - Winner: Best Sound Editing
I'd like to share this with my superheroes, the sound editing crew. And Lois, Rebecca, Emma and Bonnie, I love you. ...