Since their very first foray into feature films in 1979, the Muppets have been nominated for a total of five Academy Awards, but they’ve lost every single year they’ve been nominated–even “Rainbow Connection” failed to bring home the little golden boy. Well, that all changed last night when “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets won the Academy Award for Best Original Song! For the first time ever, the Muppets are OSCAR WINNERS! Watch below for most of songwriter Bret McKenzie’s magnificent acceptance speech…
I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who shouted and jumped for joy when that envelope’s contents were read aloud. I was and am still absolutely thrilled for every single person involved with The Muppets for their Oscar win. This is a beautiful tribute to the legacy of Jim Henson, whose characters have finally won their first extremely well-deserved Academy Award.
Earlier on in the show Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy were on tap to introduce the Cirque du Soleil performance with great ease and hilarity. Miss Piggy’s desire to get her hands on Oscar drove her to maddening heights over on Twitter as well, but for all of her wonderful moments on the show, watch the clip below!
I’m still riding high from the amazing appearance of the Frog and the Pig, the wonderful speech by Bret McKenzie, and the most well deserved win of the Oscars this year for “Man or Muppet.” We here at The Muppet Mindset, especially me, Ryan Dosier, want to extend all of our congratulations to Bret McKenzie, Jason Segel, Peter Linz, Bill Barretta, James Bobin, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Jim Parsons and every single Muppet performer and everyone else involved with the Muppets, The Muppets, Disney, and more for their major win. This is a huge milestone for the Muppets, and we really could not be happier for each and every person involved.
Thanks to ToughPigs.com for finding the Bret McKenzie video and thanks to StitchKingdom.com for the wonderful pictures of Kermit and Piggy.
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org