Monday, February 26, 2007

First at Last

Although this year's Academy Awards did not strike me as earth-shattering as previous ceremonies and winning movies (especially since I didn't get to watch a single nominated film this past year), there were a few good highlights worth watching.

Of course, there is the very long overdue Best Director win by Martin Scorsese for "The Departed". It certainly made me happy to see all his hard work in such masterpieces like "Raging Bull", "Goodfellas", and "The Aviator" culminate to this very moment, and to have his latest work win Best Picture be the icing on the cake.

However, my favorite highlight was when Forest Whitaker gave an incredibly captivating acceptance speech upon winning the Best Actor award for "The Last King of Scotland". My words won't do it justice so check it out in its entirety here. Simply inspiring.

1 comment:

jules said...

Hi Albert! Long time no see buddy. I was rooting for Forest Whitaker, but I knew he was going to win so I wasn't too surprised (since already won a few best actor awards). I thought the speech was good, but at the end of it - I wasn't sure what he meant. Is he talking about having his Oscar with him from this lifetime to the next? It just reminded me that all things die away except our souls. Anyway, I am happy for him.

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