I actually enjoyed the Oscars last night! I know, it's surprising, right? But I thought Hugh Jackman was great as the host (how talented is he, huh?), loved the way big, former winners were on hand to introduce the nominees in the most important categories, and, you know, my girl, Kate Winslet, finally got her statue!
Yes, Kate picked up her very first Oscar for Best Actress in The Reader and what an adorable and gracious winner she was. The best moment was when she called out to her dad in the audience and waved like she was a little girl on a carousel. I just wanted to hug her.
Then there was Best Actor winner Sean Penn, whose speech was all the things you would expect from him -- political, thought-provoking, and funny.
"I did not expect this, and I know how hard I make it to appreciate me, often," the actor said.
He also acknowledged his friend and fellow nominee, Mickey Rourke.
"Mickey Rourke rises again," said Sean, "and he is my brother."
But it was The Little Movie That Could, Slumdog Millionaire, that took top honors, winning Best Picture and Best Director.
I really have to see that!
Other notable winners: Heath Ledger's family accepted his Best Supporting Actor Oscar on his behalf, while Penelope Cruz picked up her first golden man for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.