Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The 81st Annual Academy Awards

The Academy Awards has come and gone. Did you manage to catch it - live or repeat? Do you think the winners are deserving of their accolades?

After winning 4 Golden Globes and winning big at the British Independent Film, is it any surprise that Slumdog Millionaire came away with 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, Directing, Music (Song), Music (Score), Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography and Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

I didn't catch the ceremony but managed to join (on tv of course) Ryan Seacrest and Juliana Rancic on the Red Carpet. Personally, I'd rather watch this scene of who's who than watching the ceremony. There is more fun being able to move around (following where the camera takes you) seeing who's among the crowd, who's arriving with who, what and who (which designer, that is) they are wearing and hearing them speak, being interviewed.

Let me see.., who did Ryan manage to speak to. There was Seal and Heidi Klum, the latter in a beautiful red gown; Mickey Rourke (I like the way he was dressed. He was nominated for Best Actor); Penelope Cruz (later received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress); Kate Winslet (Winner - Best Actress); Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick; Brat Pitt (briefly) and of course, Danny Boyle (Winner - Best Director for "Slumdog Millionaire") and the excited children from the movie.

And what would the Oscars do without the Fashion Police. They highlighted some nice clothes.

If you have not seen the movie - me neither - here is a trailer.

YouTube has lots more videos on the Oscar. Check them out if you are interested. While you are at it, check out the soundtrack too afterall the movie received two Oscars for music - song and score.


  1. Anonymous7:07 PM

    I want to watch Slumdog...I hope it will be screened here.

  2. I'm sure it will. I would like to watch the winning movies, such as The Reader, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Milk and Slumdog, of course. I've seen some of these trailers on Astro. Kate is very good in The Reader so she deserves the Oscar.

  3. I hope to watch Benjamin Button, but it seems the cinemas don't show it anymore :(

    Maybe have to buy pirated pulak lol.

  4. I hope to watch Slumdog Millionaire. I heard GSC will be screening all the Oscar nominated movies sometime next month, is it true?

    Btw. I just watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at GSC Signature last night. It was a great movie. The story will keep you captivated throughout. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett put in one of their best performances! And the make up artists were really good in making Brad getting younger and Cate getting older! It's a not to be missed movie! : )

  5. Anonymous9:06 AM

    The trailer of Slumdog looks interesting. My friend told me, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is also a good movie. She encouraged us to watch it.

    I had a glimpse of the opening performance. Hugh Jackman is hot!

  6. JL, Benjamin Button is what I want to watch too. Really thinking-out-of-the-box storyline.

    Foong, I have no idea but if so, that would be awesome! We can go cinema-hopping then. haha..

    Thanks for the info. I saw the trailer on Astro and was truly amazed at the transformations. Cate Blanchett is one of my favourite actresses.

    Rej, to me, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is one of those movies that make you think of it long after the show is over.

    You know, when I first heard that Hugh Jackman was to host the show, I was rather skeptical that he would do a good job. It turned out, he did great. My apologies, Mr Jackman.

  7. love the movie. its simply inspiring! :) btw nice way u share - u walking up and down the red glamour carpet hehe!

  8. Thanks, QC. Glad you enjoyed that mingling on the Red Carpet with me. LOL!

    Inspiring story, it is. Did you read about Bondgirl, Michelle Yeoh, saying that a Chinese movie may one day be in the same sweet spot that Slumdog Millionaire is enjoying? Looking forward to the day. Btw, how is your project coming along?