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 Documentary Short
We did it. I don't know about many of you, but I've been sitting in a bathtub since I was eight years old practicing this Oscar speech. And it never quite stayed the same. First off, I want to thank the Academy of Motion Pictures for this award we both got. Bob and I live together and we work together. If you're watching this on TV, don't try that at home. He directs, I produce. I want to first start off by thanking HBO, for their knowledge of documentaries for fifteen, twenty years has really ...