The Georgia Mae Morning News

“Slumdog Millionaire” cleaned up at the 81st annual Academy Awards last night snagging eight Oscars including best picture, director, adapted screenplay and song. It’s hard to believe that movie almost went straight to DVD in the U.S. Sean Penn won best actor for “Milk” and Kate Winslet won best actress for her performance in “The Reader.” Best supporting honors went to the late Heath Ledger for “The Dark Knight” and to Penelope Cruz for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

What do you think of last night’s winners?

How did Hugh Jackman do as host?

A Salvadoran immigrant convicted of attacking two women in the park where Chandra Levy’s remains were found is expected to be arrested in the next few days in the former intern’s 2001 murder. Investigators in 2002 questioned Ingmar Guandique in the slaying after he was convicted of attacking two women joggers in Washington’s Rock Creek Park, but he wasn’t charged. Statements Guandique made to people while in prison helped lead investigators back to him. MSNBC

President Barack Obama will announce a former Secret Service agent who helped expose lobbyists’ corruption at the Interior Department as his pick to oversee the $787 billion economic stimulus plan, news reports indicate. It’s believed that Obama will name Earl Devaney as chairman of the new Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board. Vice President Joe Biden also will be given a role coordinating oversight of stimulus spending. CBS News



  1. After Penelope Cruz won, I tuned out. The show was extremely boring to me, other than I thought how they brought out several past winners to announce the nominees in their respective categories was really cool. And I thought Hugh Jackman did a decent job, but his performance with Beyonce was out of place to me. We’re on such Beyonce overload these days. I’m not a huge Oscars watcher, so I guess it was typical.

  2. I loved Hugh Jackman! He was very entertaining. I thought that both Kate Winslet and Sean Penn deserved their oscars they were both awesome in the Reader and Milk.

    Ben Buttons was still my favorite movie of the year out of those nominated.

  3. I fell asleep on those boring Oscars.

    And I was very upset about Benjamin Button winning all those awards. I refused to see that creepy movie. I don’t want to watch old babies crawling out of wheelchairs for three hours.

  4. Ben Buttons didnt win too many. And it wasn’t creepy Edd! The Wrestler was creepy! LOL

  5. More than one was too many!

  6. lol

    I also thought Hugh Jackman did a great job, but that’s based only on the first 30 minutes. I too, after Penelope won, started watching something else. I thought the past winners coming out to present the new awards was really nice, but it definitely made it boring and caused it to drag more. So I just set the DVR and watched the awards and acceptance speeches I wanted to see later.

    This is only the second Oscars’ show I’ve watched, so I guess I should reserve judgment until I’ve seen more.

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