Monday, 23 February 2009

OSCARS : The Brits came, saw and conquered

What a night for Brits at the Oscars. Kate Winslet wins the Best Actress award for The Reader, and SlumDog Millionaire lives up to the hype as it sweeps the board with eight Oscars including Best film.

As usual Kate Winslet was emotional, but not a patch on her over top performance at the Golden Globes.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on the other hand did not have a such good night as despite 13 nomination it went home with 'only' three wins, all in the somewhat unglamorous categories of Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effect and Best Make Up.

In other words awards for technical input rather than acting. In particular it must have been galling for Brad Pitt as this was his big chance to grab an Oscar, sadly it was not to be.

Having seen The Curious Case of Benjamin Button I am not surprised though, I though it was too very similar to Forrest Gump, with a weaker story albeit more visually stunning.

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