Its here! The day of days. The Oscars!
This year’s Oscar show was 110% better than many of the shows in the past several years. Why?
Actually, the whole show was reminiscent of Old Hollywood glamour. There were no political jokes or statements, just gracious tributes to the nominated actor. I especially loved the way they present the acting awards. With five previous winners paying tribute to the nominees. Even if you lost, how could you feel bad with, Robert DiNiro and giving you such praise in front of your peers.
Other great moments in the show for me included Penelope Cruz‘s tearful acceptance speech in English and Spanish. My Spanish is rusty, but I think she said something about this being not only her award, but it was for all her Spanish people. (Please let me know if you have a more accurate translation.)
I expected him to win, but when they announced that the latewon for his frightening portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight, I got a bit misty eyed. Especially when his parents and sister came on stage and made their acceptance speeches. It would have been great if he was still with us and could make that speech himself.
It was also great to see the whole cast of (what looked like 1000’s ) Slumdog Millionaire come up on the stage to accept the award for Best Picture. The movie was the favorite to win and if you have seen it you know why. It is great to see an independent film without even one well know star win the big award.