'Al Otro Lado del Rio' (To the Other Side of the River)
For the first time, a foreign-language song won the Oscar — "Al Otro Lado del Rio" (To the Other Side of the River), from "The Motorcycle Diaries," written by Jorge Drexler. As part of his speech, Drexler crooned a few bars.
"Look to Your Path," music by Bruno Coulais, lyric by Christophe Barratier, from "The Chorus," marks the second year in a row a French-language song was up.
Adam Duritz, Charles Gillingham, Jim Bogios, David Immergluck, Matthew Mallery, David Bryson and Daniel Vickrey were a record number of nominees, for "Accidentally in Love" in "Shrek 2."
Also nominated: "Learn to Be Lonely," from "The Phantom of the Opera," and "Believe" from "The Polar Express."