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Academy Awards winners, 2009

The 81st Annual Academy Awards were held yesterday at the Kodak Theatre, and it was a beautiful night for Slumdog Millionaire. Danny Boyle’s Dickensian rags-to-riches story set in India swept the ceremony with 8 wins, including Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, and Editing. With no further ado, here are my thoughts. Photopost should be following soon -if I have time to write it…
Winners are highlighted in red. You will find further Oscar coverage at the following links: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4.

Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Congratulations Slumdog Millionaire! This win was, of course, very much expected -I don’t think any of us thought any other film was going to win. What can I say, it’s well deserved, and exactly the kind of film the Academy loves, with its unparalleled commitment to hope and love and world peace.

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Directors Guild of America

Danny Boyle won the DGA’s “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film” for Slumdog Millionaire. Congratulations!

I’m writing this post mainly because I found this amazing picture-
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From left to right: Christopher Nolan, Ron Howard, Gus Van Sant, Danny Boyle and David Fincher.
That’s a lot of geniuses in one single picture. I almost can’t handle it!

And here’s Chris Nolan’s individual picture, with Christian Bale, for The Dark Knight:
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Beautiful. In more ways than one. Heh.

You can read the DGA’s press release here. Expect to see Mr. Boyle take the Academy Award for Best Director three weeks from now!