Annoyingly, our local cable network didn’t have ABC channel so I wasn’t able to watch the 81st Academy Awards or the Oscars last Monday, local time.
I really wanted to watch it because two of my favorite actors were up for top awards; Sean Penn for Best Actor for the film “Milk” (Of which I’ve yet to see) and the late Heath Ledger for Actor in Supporting Role for the movie “The Dark Knight”.
Much to my joy they won! Wohoo! I’ve become a fan of Sean Penn long ago when I saw the movie “Mystic River”. As for the late Heath Ledger, his movies have always been in my “must-see list”. It’s also touching that the actors and actresses who starred in the multi-awarded “Slumdog Millionaire” dedicated their Oscars to the memory of Heath Ledger. It almost makes you burst into tears.
I’m a bit disappointed that Anne Hathaway didn’t bagged the Best Actress award but the nomination speaks for itself, she’s definitely an actress to be reckoned with.
That’s it for my two cents about the 81st Academy Awards, now it’s time to look forward to the next.
I leave with a list of full results, congratulations to everyone in Hollywood.
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”