Post Mortem Report

Now that the Academy Awards are over, it's time for a quick overview of the major categories.

Best Picture: The Departed

Spot-on by the Academy, this was clearly the year's best film.
The Departed - 9/10
Babel - 8.5/10
Little Miss Sunshine - 7.5/10
Letters From Iwo Jima - 8.5/10
The Queen - didn't review

Best Director: Martin Scorsese

If Scorsese somehow failed to land his hands on the gold, I bet the winner would say "Please don't give it to me, Marty deserves it more than I do."

Best Leading Actor: Forest Whitaker

There was no doubt that the King would clinch it.

Best Leading Actress: Helen Mirren

There was no doubt that the Queen would clinch it too.

Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin

A surprise selection, he was the most undeserving of the lot. Blame Norbit.

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson

A sure bet, although it was due to popularity rather than pure acting talent itself.

Best Foreign Film: The Lives Of Others

Two-way traffic between Pan's Labyrinth, and The Lives Of Others. It could have been either, but I believe the former was more deserving.

Best Animated Feature: Happy Feet

The penguins march on with determination, but the cars ran out of gasoline, and Monster House seems like a joke. Interesting choice.

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