By John C.
The 81st Academy Awards are behind us, and the fine films of 2008 have been honored with numerous awards and spots on top ten lists. Now that the Oscars have been announced, I am going to offer my deepest congratulations to all of the winners. Congratulations to Sean Penn for the excellent performance as Harvey Milk and for the wonderful acceptance Speech. Congratulations to Kate Winslet for finally winning an Oscar. Congratulations to the late-great Heath Ledger for his brilliant and iconic work as The Joker. You will forever be remembered. Congratulations to Penélope Cruz whose work really brought something extra to Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Big congratulations to Slumdog Millionaire, the film and everyone involved. It is a great film that will forever be remembered. I also have to say congratulations to all the winners in the smaller, but just as important categories. Your work will be remembered. I would also like to thank the Academy for making a slightly strange but still very enjoyable show, and Hugh Jackman who did a great job of hosting. Thank you to everyone for creating an unforgettable year at the movies. I look forward to another year of great films, both big and small.