Oscars 2009

Hugh Jackman was really great as MC – he showed himself to be a wonderful dancer and singer. The show itself was highly entertaining this year. Some of the highlights for me included Steve Martin & Tina Fey introducing an award, Ben Stiller playing a bearded, withdrawn and incoherent Joaquim Phoenix to a very exasperated Natalie Portman, the musical number played by Jackman and Beyonce highlighting some of the most famous musicals in Hollywood, and the new format of introducing the best acting categories. I was very happy for Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet, and Sean Penn. Slumdog Millionaire certainly deserved all the awards it won. If you haven’t seen it yet, go see it. But I think the most important was for the movie Milk to get such recognition, giving Sean Penn and Lance Black (Best Screenplay) an opportunity to speak on behalf of equal rights. Bravo. Here are some of those moments:

Sean Penn:

Lance Black:

Penelope Cruz (loved the speech in Spanish at the end)

Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

3 thoughts on “Oscars 2009”

  1. Alex, eu tambem gostei de todo mundo que ganhou, a Penelope Cruz eh uma excelente atriz, mas como os trabalhos dela em espanhol sao poucos conhecidos e os papeis em ingles sao sempre meio estigmatizados nao era facil, mas valeu. Adoro a Kate Winslet e o Sean Penn, embora nao tenho visto nenhum dos dois filmes, nem mesmo o ganhador Slumdog. O MC e o discurso do roteirista do Milk valeram a cerimonia. Beijo grande.

  2. I thought it was really entertaining this year and I liked how the stage looked visually. I was also extremely happy about Sean Penn’s win (although I also think Mickey Roarke was excellent in ‘the Wrestler’).

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