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The Frames' Glen Hansard wins Oscar

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová have won the Oscar for Best Song at this year’s Oscars for their composition “Falling Slowly” which featured in the hit independent Irish film Once.

After a rollercoaster few weeks, with the Academy involved in a lengthy deliberation over the eligibility of the song, vindication comes in the form of an 8 1/2 pound 13 1/2 inch gold-plated statuette that is the most sought after prize in the movie world.

Glen is the second ZTT-related artist to be awarded by the Academy, following the Art of Noise's Anne Dudley, who won an Oscar in 1998 for her score to “The Full Monty”.