I wasn't able to attend TropFest on Saturday night here in NYC due to last minute conflicts -- what a crazy week -- but it looks like a good time was had by all.
Hugh Jackman hosted the free event, the first in the US though the short film festival, born in Australia, has been going strong for 20 years. Hugh Jackman hosted while fellow Aussie Rose Byrne served with other celebs served on the jury. The winner Josh Leake won $20,000 and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to actually be on stage singing with Hugh Jackman. They sang Kander & Ebb's "New York New York" because, well, what else?
That acceptance speech duet and the winning film after the jump.
If you were duet with Jackman, what line or verse would you give him?
This is their winning film this year, a short documentary on recyclers in Portlandia, ahem... excuse me, Portland.
And the Best Actress prize went to Eliza D'Souza in Elevator, which I've also included.