Sunday, February 22, 2009
And the winners are...
Not a bad show, all in all. I spent it at the Capitol Theater in Olympia at the annual party hosted by the Olympia Film Society. Ate a bit too much sugar, but hey. Biggest whoop from the crowd came when Penn won Best Actor. As I mentioned to Joel, when Sean Penn's win is the top surprise, it's a fairly predictable night at the Oscars. I loved Dustin Lance Black's speech, and I really appreciated the new thing where past winners personally commend current nominees in the acting categories before announcing the winners. Oh, and Ben Stiller's Joaquin Phoenix impression -- Stiller's doing better comedy at the Oscars than in his movies, which is a little sad.
Pictured above, in case you're unaware: Best Director winner Danny Boyle, whose film, Slumdog Millionaire, snagged eight statuettes.