Hope everyone had a great Errol Barrow weekend. I haven't gone down to Independence Square to check out the new statue of the National Hero yet, but it sure looked great on television.
So, what a long way we've come on the entertainment front! I remember it was just the other day persons of different ethnicities were overlooked for Oscar nominations and how pleasantly surprised most of us were when Denzil Washington and Halle Berry were awarded. Racial diversity seems to be in at such awards lately and the Oscar nominations are no different.
This morning the Oscar nominations were announced and Will Smith
and Forest Whitaker
were nominated for Best Actor for The Pursuit of Happyness and The Last King of Scotland respectively.
Eddie Murphy was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Dream Girls
and Jennifer Hudson for Best Supporting Actress for the same film.
Special mention also goes to Djimon Hounsou, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Blood Diamond, and Rinko Kikuchi, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Babel. The Oscars will be aired on Feb. 25.
Good luck to them all!