So you know by now, it’s Slumdog the Underdog vs Benjamin Button Goliath at the Oscars.

Understand who Academy members actually are: old people and Hollywood players. This is why Crash won so undeservedly over Brokeback Mountain. Because they voted for their friends.

Benjamin Button is a Hollywood movie. It is by far the favourite.

Still, Slumdog has been doing great business generated by so many positive reviews, so many honours, and so much gushing. Yes. I am guilty of this. But diversity in showbiz is good, non?

Here’s the Slumdog team in India yesterday: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan, Freida, Pinto, Dev Patel, Irfan Khan, and Anil Kapoor and they are probably bursting with excitement today after hearing the news of Slumdog’s 10 nominations.

You know at TIFF, just in September, they didn’t even have distribution???

And on the strength of audience support, audience PASSION, this baby just kept going.

I know you’re tired of me saying, but if you haven’t already… WHY NOT? Absolve yourself from the sin of seeing Twilight more than once and go for Slumdog Millionaire.

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