So this is the day.
All Many eyes on the Kodak theater to see how many awards Slumdog Millionaire will take home.
I confess I’ve lost interest in the awards in recent years, but tonight I’ll definitely be tuning in.
Afterward, I’ve been asked to join a SAJA/SAMMA webcast on BlogTalkRadio to discuss the film, the hoopla around it (pro and con), and the results of this evening’s Academy Awards.
You can listen in, and join in, here at 11:30pm (NY time).
The poster above is from Cannes last year. I kinda wish they would have stuck with it instead of the one used now, which I find very blah, for such a vibrant film.
UPDATE: 8 Academy Awards in total. I’m totally chuffed for A.R. Rahman. The 6 kids were adorable on the red carpet. I hope that Slumdog‘s success leads to people wanting to know more about Indian film. In an upcoming Anil Kapoor interview that I did for Khabar magazine, he lists the films that newcomers to his work should watch. Meanwhile, here’s a terrific primer on Hindi cinema that the venerable Amitava Kumar did recently for Vanity Fair, in the wake of Slumdog.