Cue the hook!
When Polish film "Ida" took home the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, even the "stop talking" music didn't prevent its director from delivering the night's longest acceptance speech.
Pawel Pawlikowski was so overcome with emotion for bringing home Poland's first Oscar for foreign language film that he forgot there were other awards to be given out.
Love the winner who just refused to leave the stage.
— Billy Hallowell (@BillyHallowell) February 23, 2015
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) February 23, 2015
I'd have preferred they cut "Awesome" and let the director of Ida keep talking. #Oscars
— Dave Corcoran (@Kreetoo) February 23, 2015
Cutest speech goes to the Polish guy who was so greatful|excited he won that he ignored the music signaling him to "hurry up." #Ida
— daechelle l conners (@daechelle_lanee) February 23, 2015
The win marks the first foreign language Oscar for Poland despite nine previous nominations and a rich history of filmmaking, including by renowned directors like Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski. But the tautly made "Ida," a period film that plunges into a dark chapter of Polish history of German occupation during World War II, emerged as one of the critical hits of 2014. Pawel Pawlikowski's film also was nominated for its cinematography.
Other nominees were: "Timbuktu" from Mauritania, "Wild Tales" from Argentina, "Leviathan" from Russia and "Tangerines" from Estonia.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.