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Sean Penn Wins Best Actor at the 2009 Oscars

What Do You Think About the Best Actor?

Sean Penn just won the award for Best Actor for his role in Milk! It's his second win for Best Actor (the other was for Mystic River), and he's been nominated a total of five times.

This year, he was among a distinguished group of actors that included Frank Langella, Brad Pitt, Mickey Rourke, and Richard Jenkins. What do you think about this win?

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Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 8 years
As much as I love Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke was totally robbed for his AMAZING work in The Wrestler. But there are definitely some politics behind this one. Oh well…
zcoral zcoral 8 years
Mickey Rourke deserved it. They chose Sean Penn b/c they knew he would make a liberal statement in his acceptance speech. Even Hollywood plays politics.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
i havent seen either milk or the wrestler, but sean penn is an amazing actor. im glad he won
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Agree, Agree, AGREE!!!! I was so torn between him and Mickey Rourke. I felt Rourke had politics and timing on his side, but as far as the craft stands, Penn nailed his performance and was the best of the bunch. So I am thrilled that Sean won, and in a bonus he was gracious enough to note Mickey in his speech.
popdiva popdiva 8 years
Irrespective of one's personal feelings towards Sean Penn, there simply is no denying his formidable acting talent and his breathtaking performance in Milk. I'm glad Rourke got the recognition for his comeback and all but there was never a doubt that Penn deserved the Oscar this year.
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
Well, I was rooting for both Penn and Rourke. The fact that these two are friends and that Sean Penn stayed in Rourke's like even when lots of people disappeared for fear of being associated with him makes it not as much an upset as I would have thought if someone other than Penn/Rourke had won the Oscar. I hope I'm clear... :-)
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
It took me a while to come around on Mickey Rourke, so I was surprised at how disappointed I was for him.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Mickey was acting his life. Penn did a great acting job...but I think that the real Milk had an affair with a woman and that Sean Penn is his real son. Penn was so much like Milk in the movie!
sharshar sharshar 8 years
My heart is bursting for Sean Penn. I swear I had to take so many sips of water all throughout the five-way presentation for Best Actor. So happy he won! :)
ashopaholic ashopaholic 8 years
I was hoping that Langella would cause an upset but all the actors in this category minus Brad were phenomenal.
flyingroo flyingroo 8 years
Love both Penn and Rourke. I wanted Mickey to get it this time just because Penn will have other chances, he's an excellent actor and a director but Rourke is kind of at the end of the line...
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
I am so so happy! I was thinking Mickey would win but I wanted Sean to win. And the Milk screenplay won. What a great night for LGBT people everywhere!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
i have not watched any of the movies, i was just hoping brad wouldnt win
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
Love Sean Penn, he totally deserved it. Milk was an amazing movie
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Thrilled with this win! Sean Penn is so deserving of top honors this year.
niqua230 niqua230 8 years
I am glad Sean won!
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
I love Sean Penn, but I think Mickey Rouke eared it this year... a little upset... i said 'disagree' but I really should have put indifferent because If anyone else had to win, I would have chosen Penn.
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