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Latino Daily News

Sunday February 27, 2011

OSCAR BUZZ:  English Win Big While Mexico and Spaniard Bardem Go Home Empty Handed

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards was short on surprises with early favorites winning:  Natalie Portman for Best Actress for Black Swan and Colin Firth for Best Actor for The King’s Speech that also won for Best Film.  The English themed movie, The King’s Speech, in total won 4 Oscars while being nominated for 12.

There were few Latino or Hispanic contenders which is typically the case in most award shows in Hollywood.  The few Oscar contenders named went home empty handed but still honored for the privilege of a nomination.

Javier Bardem’s leading performance in Biutiful lost out to Colin Firth for Best Actor but not before presenter Sandra Bullock called his performance “haunting’ and the audience greeted his name with loud applause.

The Best Foreign Film Oscar did not go to Mexico’s Biutiful but rather to In a Better World, the third movie from Denmark to do so.

While the Best Documentary presented by Oprah Winfrey went to Inside Job by Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs and the moving entry about Brazil’s larges garbage dump, “Waste Land” went home empty handed.

We’re not sure that seeing alot of Jennifer Lopez promoting Venus Pro-Skin shavers during commercial break was enough of a consolation prize.  Oh well, there is always, maƱana or tomorrow.