Did you guys watch the Oscars last night? For the first time ever, I watched it from beginning to end. I had forgotten how long award shows can be!
I'm happy with most of the results, even though I regret to say that I didn't see any of the nominated films this year. The only film that was related to any category that I did see was Tropic Thunder lol. Last year I'm pretty sure I saw almost every single one of the films nominated before the Oscars even aired. That was probably because I had just started dating my boyfriend last year and we had a lot of movie dates. This year, we have been cutting back on the amount of movies we see for full price at the theater and tend to go to the discount theaters when we can. However, I'm glad Kate Winslet won because I'm starting to realize how awesome she is as an actress and as a person. I'm also really glad that Milk won best original screenplay and Sean Penn won for best actor. Sean Penn really makes me want to go watch Milk! And of course Heath Ledger's win was very heartbreakingly wonderful and well deserved. Even though I don't really like repetition and I haven't seen the movie yet, I think Slumdog Millionaire looked to deserve all it's wins too. I also really liked how they had the awards set up and the one thing that stood out to me the most was the fact that they had past winners give acknowledgement to the nominees and hand out awards in their categories. I thought that was really great.
All in all, I actually enjoyed the show this year. It seemed better than it normally does. Maybe it was because I watched the entire thing, start to finish, or maybe I was just in the mood for an award show, who knows. I now want to go watch Milk, The Reader, Rachel Getting Married, Frost/Nixon and Doubt - in that order.
What did you think of the Oscars this year?