Bowling For Columbine director Michael Moore was delighted with the response to his anti war tirade when accepting an OSCAR for best documentary.

Moore didn't think he was going to win the Oscar at the Sunday (23MAR03) ceremony - and thought he might remain silent if he did.

Before the awards he said, "I may say nothing - just ask for a moment of silence and stand there for those 45 seconds."

But he's delighted he changed his mind. Despite a generally unimpressed reception from the audience, he labels the response to his out-burst "wonderful".

He added, "The people that seemed to disagree with it all seemed to be in one section - up in the balcony."