I was super, super excited that Wall.E won Best Animated Feature Film. If you haven't seen it, you need to ASAP! It's such a cute movie, I'll admit that I got teary-eyed a few times while watching it. And I'm usually not a fan of robots, so I didn't have very high expectations for this movie. But it blew me away- great message, great characters, awesome story line. And when you fall in love with the song that plays during the closing credits, refer back to here to find out who sings it and what it's called, so that you can download it, because I know you'll want to ;-) It's Peter Gabriel - Down to Earth.
Slumdog Millionaire swept the awards, winning eight (I think?) Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. I still haven't seen it, but I really want to. We've been talking about it in my Politics of the Non-Western World class, so I pretty much know the story, but I hear it's just amazing to watch.
Also, Sean Penn won Best Actor for his portrayal of Harvey Milk in Milk, and I was very impressed with his amazing speech. According to Youtube he "Slams Prop 8, calls Barack 'elegant' "
Amazing! I have always loved Sean Penn :-)