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>Oscars…Go Dustin! Go Sean!

February 23, 2009

>Hollywood was all a-glitter last night as the 81st Academy Awards took place.

The small oscar party that Glenn Shadix attended was here in our den. His Oscar Predictions were right on the money, missing only the Foreign Language film, but that’s understandable.

As expected “Slumdog Millionaire” won Best Picture along with seven other awards. If you have not seen this movie, you need to.

But I’ve been told I am predictable. (Isn’t everyone, when it comes down to it?)

So let’s talk Sean Penn and Dustin Lance Black.

First Dustin. No comment is needed, as he said exactly what needed to be said in his acceptance speech for his Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Milk.”

“To all the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told
that they
are less than by their churches, by the government, or
by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value, and
that no matter what anyone tell you God does love you and that very soon I
promise you you will have equal rights, federally, across this great nation of
ours…thank you God for giving us Harvey Milk.”

Sean Penn won Best Actor for his portrayal of Harvey Milk.

“You commie, homo-loving sons of guns. I did not expect this but I wanted to
be very clear that I do know how hard I make it to appreciate me often.”

Yeah, well, this win and that performance atones for a wealth of sins, Sean.

There’s a lot more I could say about last nights Academy Awards. Maybe later.

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