I really don't care much about the Oscars but figured it's somewhat newsworthy, so what the hell. My biggest issue with the Oscars is the art-house nature of many of the nominees selected. I live in the middle of fucking nowhere, so NOT A SINGLE ONE of the nominees for Best Picture ever played even close to me. Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars, and I hadn't even HEARD of the movie until a few weeks ago.
The only award I had any interest in whatsoever was the Best Supporting Actor. This is because I have actually seen The Dark Knight and Tropic Thunder. I can certainly see why Heath Ledger was given the award although I have never been a fan of his and in fact, only just recently even liked him enough to not boycott a movie he was in. He was a TERRIBLE actor in The Patriot, yes he was young, but that performance had me avoid him like the plague. He was good in The Dark Knight, and his award was well-deserved, although I enjoyed Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder more. We all knew Ledger would win.