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81st Oscars 11:52 p.m.

Posted by Wesley Morris  February 22, 2009 11:52 PM

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"Jai Ho," people. "Jai Ho." "Slumdog Millionaire" wins best picture and eight of its 10 nominations, losing only to itself in best song and to "The Dark Knight" in sound editing. (How many best-picture winners has Steven Spielberg announced?) There are about 700 people on stage. It's an impressive, mystifying story how this movie came to conquer the world. Frankly, I'm glad it's all over. It's been wearying talking up "Milk" in the shadow of "Slumdog" all these months. Of course, for Mumbai the party is just starting, depending on where on the "Slumdog" divide Mumbaikar stand. Me? I'm standing so I can pee. My legs haven't moved in six hours. Jai ho, everybody. Thanks for sitting with me.

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2 comments so far...
  1. It is actually 8 out of 10 nominations but 9 possible was nominated twice in the Best Original Song category. The 10 nominations were

    Best Picture - WON
    Best Director - WON
    Best Adapted Screenplay - WON
    Best Score - WON
    Best Song (2) - WON for one song
    Best Sound Editing
    Best Sound Mixing - WON
    Best Film Editing - WON
    Best Cinematography - WON

    Posted by djm February 23, 09 12:14 AM
  1. I loved the blogging. Thanks for doing it!

    Posted by Angeldance February 23, 09 12:40 AM

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