I didn't, nor do I want to, see any of Kate's films this year. But I love her, so I'm glad she won. Don't know anything about Cruz's catagory, so I won't comment on that one other than to say I'm sure she deserves it because she's cute. Pretty crap year overall. The only movie that I want to see that I haven't seen is Frost-Nixon. Other than that, Slumdog and Milk were the best of 2008. I think I liked Milk a little more because of Penn and Brolin--they were fantastic. But as far as a great year goes, 2008 does not rate high.
Emma, I haven't seen LA Confidential all the way through, and I've tried a couple of times. I only commented on the films I've seen.
Yes, you and I will go to a movie together. And we'll discuss it after over a cup of tea.