Oscars 2009 – After Thoughts

So after having a night to read other people’s views and opinions on the 2009 Oscars. I decided to now see my view on the whole show and how the awards went. Now looking at who won what, it really was the most predictable Oscar night in recent memory. The only real shock was Sean Penn winning for ‘Milk’ as yes he was good but Mickey Rourke in ‘The Wrestler’ was incredible. Mickey really should have walked away with the Oscar.

The other complaint I now have is best original screenplay, yes ‘Milk’ had a good screenplay but it was all based on the real events and actual words Harvey Milk spoke so that isn’t totally original (yes I know some of it would have been put in my the writer). But a real gem of an original screenplay was ‘In Bruges’ totally unique and different from anything that has been done before. It should have been recognised for how clever, funny and heartfelt the whole story was. It is a film which has everything and one of my favorite films of last year.

Lets hope that next year, it will be more uncertain who is going to take home which award. A bit more competition and that the academy actually picks the best 5 films of the year to compete for best picture.

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