Bret McKenzie won Best Original Song at the Academy awards yesterday. His song ‘Man or Muppet’ from The Muppet movie won over Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett’s ‘Real in Rio’ from the animated feature Rio reports Stuff.NZ
McKenzie said, “I grew up in New Zealand watching The Muppets on TV and never dreamed I’d get to work with them. I was genuinely starstruck when I finally met Kermit the Frog, but once you get to know him he’s just a normal frog – and, like many stars here, he’s shorter in real life.”
The Flight of the Conchords star will be appearing in The Hobbit movie as the elf Lindir in later this year.
Many congratulations to Bret McKenzie from Middle-Earth News!