Al Gore got his due. Martin Scorsese got his too. Jennfier Hudson went from also-ran Idol to Oscar winner. Forest Whitaker's Idi Amin richly deserved the win. Helen Mirren is, to quote Zoolander, so hot right now. And Alan Arkin surprised everyone with his supporting actor nod.
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