So the 81st Annual Academy Award winners turned out to be a fairly predictable lot. My colleague Thom Geier and I scored a decent 20 for 24 in our predictions. The biggest surprise for me had to be Departures’ win for Best Foreign Language Film (though the very sharp Kris Tapley at In Contention and Tom O’Neil at Gold Derby called it). In the end, Slumdog Millionaire successfully completed its unprecedented awards sweep, Harvey Weinstein boasted both female acting winners, and Frost/Nixon became the first Best Picture nominee to go home empty-handed in three years.
It’s been a blast putting this blog together for the past five months. Thanks to you all for the lively and smart debate on the comment boards. Let’s do this again in the fall!