Zachary Pincus-Roth has written about arts and entertainment for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Variety, Playbill, Slate, and other publications. He wrote the companion book to the Broadway show Avenue Q.

What does Jeff Bridges share with previous winners Javier Bardem and Renée Zellweger? You can't understand a word they say. Zachary Pincus-Roth on this unlikely path to victory.