And the Oscar went to…


Slumdog Millionaire cleaned out the Oscar trophy cabinet just as I had hoped. It won 8 Oscars including the Best Picture. Congratulations! I attached the list of winners below.

 — Motion Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire.”

— Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk.”

— Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader.”

— Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight.”

— Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

— Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

— Foreign Film: “Departures,” Japan.

— Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire.”

— Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, “Milk.”

— Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E.”

— Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’

— Cinematography: “Slumdog Millionaire.”

— Sound Mixing: “Slumdog Millionaire.”

— Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight.”

— Original Score: “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman.

— Original Song: ‘Jai Ho’ from “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman and Gulzar.

— Costume: “The Duchess.”

— Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire.”

— Documentary (short subject): “Smile Pinki.”

— Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire.”

— Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

— Animated Short Film: “La Maison en Petits Cubes.”

— Live Action Short Film: “Spielzeugland (Toyland).”

— Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

The Oscars was a great night and it showed its sensitivity and unflappability towards the economic climate with a tongue-in-cheek song and dance by Hugh Jackman. The part of the show that moved me to the verge of tears was when Heath Ledger won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. The Academy was so gracious and right to give him that award posthumously. It will solidify Ledger’s legacy and stellar career.

I was especially pleased for Kate Winslet’s win. I adore her and she deserves the Oscar. Her speech was also endearing and inspiring. One day it’s a shampoo bottle, the next it’s an Oscar (not forgetting the hard work, long hours and persistence it takes to get to that Oscar!). Dreams do come true and that is really encouraging. You never know – you could win and Oscar or become a millionaire.

Maame x

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One Response to And the Oscar went to…

  1. stacy says:

    I think it was one of the best Oscars in years.

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