I have no idea how many cultural enrichment posts we’ve done, and honestly don’t want to look to find out, so we’ll leave it at just “Cultural Enrichment.”
I have never been big into the Academy Awards, and have remained apathetic this year. I have only ever watched the award show once, and found that it was just as boring as I had expected it to be. If I want to hear about the winners, I will look them up on the interwebs the next day. This year there seemed to be more interest in the Academy Awards than I remember previously (interest that is not mine, but that of the people I’ve had discussions with about films). I haven’t been able to figure out why this is the case, but my reigning theory is that the Heath Ledger saga has increased the “typical” movie-goer’s interest in the awards.
I am glad to see that the aforementioned Mr. Ledger did win the “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role” Oscar. It is completely unfathomable to me how someone could get that wrapped up in an acting role, and for this he most definitely deserved the award. Past that, it would seem that “Slumdog Millionaire” won a bunch. Feel free to correct me if you have the need, but I will most likely never watch that movie because it looks boring and bad – two things that I have found to impact films negatively, especially when combined into one movie.
For those of you who are interested, imdb.com has a very good and very complete list of award winners this year. This is not only a list of the Academy Awards, but seemingly all of the award shows (the ones I’ve heard of at least). You can find this comprehensive list here: Road to the 2009 Oscars.