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Academy, thank you…

Academy, thank you...

Yea!!! The Academy Awards!!!

Rachael here and I just got back from watching the 2009 Academy Awards Ceremony at Full Sail University. Wow! What a performance! I was amazed at seeing how well they have turned the ceremony around compared to recent years. One of my favorite changes was them having five previous winners come out to announce the nominees, and then the winner, of the acting awards. I thought it was classy and infuses the ceremony with just the right amount of history. Oh! And I must say, Hugh Jackman ROCKS as a host/singer/comedian/actor/man! Yes indeed he can do what he wants because after all, he is ‘Wolverine’, and boy does he make things fun!

But that aside, there were also some great films and stars to have won at this years Oscars. The forefront winner of so many awards was Danny Boyle’s, Slumdog Millionaire. An amazing film and worthy to have won so much. Danny Boyle himself was fantastic to watch all through the ceremonies as he consistently had a huge grin upon his face the whole time! (although hopefully it was not because of that one dancers left breast hanging out for an entire acceptance speech…)

Other memorable moments…
Heath Ledger winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Most everyone in the audience, both there at the Awards and at the Full Sail event with me, had tears in their eyes as the award was accepted by Ledger’s parents and sister in honer of his daughter, Matilda.
On the lighter side of things, another memorable moment was Kate Winslet in search of her father. She knew he was in the audience but had no clue where so she asked him to whistle, and boy did he whistle! Above all the noise that are usually at such events, you could hear her father clear as day. It was incredibly sweet and I only hope one day if I ever win an Oscar my dad does the same.

Well… thats about it for now. It has been a long but very exciting evening and I need to rest up before my trip to the coast this week to advertise this years Florida Film Festival.

Post again soon,

Rachael – The Original Cinner

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