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
Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
Thank you so much. This film is based on a man who, despite his desire for death, spread so much life around him. So, the first third part of this award belongs to him, wherever he is. The second third part is for Javier Bardem for his outstanding performance and his generosity. And another third part goes to, of course, my friend and producer, Fernando Bovaira, to the fabulous cast and crew for being so focused on this movie since the very beginning. And as for me, I'm just so pleased because ...