Monday, 23 February 2009

The Night of The Slumdog Juggernaut (Also the night Pittman beat the crap out of Batman AND Iron Man)

Sorry about the lack of updates... I've been away on a road trip (on which I did nothing but eat sleep and ..er... nothing else. heh.). So obviously I was having too much fun to bother updating the blog. hahahahahahaha.

Anyway. This morning, I was happily awake at 9am, waiting to watch the Oscars.... when I realised that the ceremony will be shown on STAR MOVIES, of which I am too cheap to subscribe to (after all, I get to watch movies in the cinema for free anyway, why pay to watch it on TV? Hehe.)

So yeah. No 'live' updates like I did last year (or was it the year before last? I don't remember oledi hahaha) But heck, here's the complete list of winners anyway.

And just so you know, I'm upset that WALL-E only got ONE award the entire night. It deserved the sound awards too, godammit!

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THE MAJOR AWARDS:


BEST PICTURE:
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire (WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!! EIGHT AWARDS IN TOTAL, INCLUDING THE BIG ONES!!!!)


DIRECTING:
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire (Yay Danny Boyle! At least Ron Howard didn't win again!)


ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
  • Richard Jenkins (The Visitor)
  • Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
  • Sean Penn (Milk) (WTF IS THIS INJUSTICE!!! FUCKING OVERACTING SEAN PENN WINNING INSTEAD OF MICKEY ROURKE!!! BOOO! HISSSSSS!)
  • Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
  • Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)


ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
  • Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
  • Angelina Jolie (Changeling)
  • Melissa Leo (Frozen River)
  • Meryl Streep (Doubt)
  • Kate Winslet (The Reader) (after five nominations, SHE'S FINALLY WON AN OSCAR! WOOT!)


ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
  • Josh Brolin - Milk
  • Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
  • Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight (As if no one saw THIS one coming... still, its a relief to see he actually DID win.)
  • Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road


ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
  • Amy Adams - Doubt
  • Penélope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona (This was my choice too! Though my decision had nothing to do with her acting skills... hur hur)
  • Viola Davis - Doubt
  • Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler


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THE NOT-SO-MAJOR BUT STILL IMPORTANT AWARDS


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire (I got this one right as well... though it was an easy choice...)


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
  • Frozen River
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • In Bruges
  • Milk (ok, I got this wrong, but only because I'm bias towards WALL-E... haha)
  • WALL•E

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
  • Bolt
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • WALL•E (I like to imagine this was a landslide victory.. I mean, really. Bolt and Kungfu Panda over WALL-E???? PFFFFTTTT)




FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

  • The Baader Meinhof Complex, Germany
  • The Class, France
  • Departures, Japan (Score one for the Japs! I wonder if Waltz With Bashir losing had anything to do with the current war...)
  • Revanche, Austria
  • Waltz with Bashir, Israel

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THE SOMEWHAT ARTSY AND TECHNICAL AWARDS THAT THE PERIOD DRAMAS ALWAYS SEEM TO WIN


ART DIRECTION:
  • Changeling
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Wow, BB's doing pretty well...)
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Duchess
  • Revolutionary Road


CINEMATOGRAPHY:
  • Changeling
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Reader
  • Slumdog Millionaire (Sighhhh I wanted Dark Knight to win...)


COSTUME DESIGN:
  • Australia
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Duchess (Wow, an award NOT won by Slumdog or Benjamin Button...)
  • Milk
  • Revolutionary Road


FILM EDITING:
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire (hmmm... at this point, Slumdog was leading the pack with five awards already...)


MAKEUP:
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (The Pittman scores one over Batman AND Hellboy!)
  • The Dark Knight
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army


VISUAL EFFECTS:
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (WHOA. The Pittman/Cap. Blanchett double superhero team are on a roll... beating the crap out of both Batman AND Iron Man...)
  • The Dark Knight
  • Iron Man

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ANUGERAH MUZIK-MUZIK DAN BUNYI-BUNYI


ORIGINAL SCORE:
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Defiance
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire (A.R. Rahman scores one for the machas!)
  • WALL•E


ORIGINAL SONG:
  • Down to Earth (WALL•E)
  • Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire) (Poor WALL-E... he didn't stand a chance against the Slumdog Juggernaut, did he?)
  • O Saya (Slumdog Millionaire)


SOUND MIXING:
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Dark Knight
  • Slumdog Millionaire (WTF!!!! BEN BURTT SHOULD GET THE SOUND AWARDS!!!)
  • WALL•E
  • Wanted


SOUND EDITING:
  • The Dark Knight (As much as I liked The Dark night, I think Wall-E deserves the sound awards more lor...)
  • Iron Man
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • WALL•E
  • Wanted

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THE ONES I REALLY COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT... EXCEPT THE LAST ONE


DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
  • The Betrayal
  • Encounters at the End of the World
  • The Garden
  • Man on Wire (Zzzzzzzz.....)
  • Trouble the Water


DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
  • The Conscience of Nhem En
  • The Witness
  • The Final Inch
  • Smile Pinki (.....zzzzzzz....)


LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:
  • Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
  • Manon on the Asphalt
  • New Boy
  • The Pig
  • Spielzeugland (Toyland) (....zzzzzz)


ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
  • La Maison en Petits Cubes (Ebeh. And Presto lostt.... :-( )
  • Lavatory – Lovestory
  • Gobelins
  • Presto
  • This Way Up

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