Tuesday, February 24, 2009

InRO Feature: Chasing Gold 5b - Oscar Recap

"Sunday night’s 81st Annual Academy Awards were many things: predictable, disorienting, intimate, and - strangely enough - satisfying in their own way. For the first time in a long while, there wasn’t one category that brought any sort of real surprise. Even “Departures” taking Best Foreign Language film over “Waltz with Bashir” had gone from a whispered rumor to a solid underdog pick in the days leading up to the telecast. I personally made the mistake of voting with my heart in a couple categories, particularly in the Best Actor category, where Sean Penn came through on his host of precursor wins with a well-deserved second Oscar. Mickey Rourke’s portrayal of Randy ‘The Ram” Robinson will live on regardless of awards however, and more important than any accolades is the fact that one of the all-time greats is back in the business and working consistently." [Continue Reading]

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