Will Slumdog Millionaire Sweep The Oscars?

January 23, 2009 By:
Will Slumdog Millionaire Sweep The Oscars?

So far the British Independent flick Slumdog Millionaire has been sweeping the award show season winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and much more.

With the Oscar nominations announced this week, many are wondering if Slumdog will continue on with their winning streak. The movie did bring in 10 nominations, but it has some serious competition going against The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which received 13 nominations.

The Academy Awards have a reputation for delivering major surprises when it comes to its winners. The nominations list is proof in itself, as it left out many actors that were being heavily tipped to be nominated.

One actor that was noticeably absent from the nominations list was Leonardo DiCaprio, who didn’t get any recognition for his performance in Revolutionary Road.

When Hollyscoop caught up with Leo at the Palm Springs Film Festival in regards to a possible Oscar nominations he said, "We'll see what happens. We do these movies and we work as hard as we can and it's left up to everyone else."

His co-star Kate Winslet didn't receive recognition for her role in 'Revolutionary Road' either, but she did receive a "Best Actress" nomination for her role in The Reader.

Regardless of who will sweep the awards this year, the cast and crew of Slumdog Millionaire was happy just to be recognized. When Hollyscoop caught up with Frieda Pinto at the 2009 Palm Springs Film Festival, we asked her thoughts on a possible Oscar nomination for Slumdog Millionaire, to which she said:

“It’s a really funny questions because, what’s happening right now is so big and I cannot follow that, so I don’t even want to talk about the Oscars. When that happens its even more nerve wrecking.”

In regards to the cast she said, “Everyone is really excited and fingers crossed.”
Check out our exclusive interview with the star below.