My hunch, or shall I say, my preference was right! Last night Forest Whitaker walked away with the little golden statue… The Oscar. Whitaker was names Best Actor in a leading role. I was rooting for Whitaker all the way! Although all the other men who were nominated are of course very talented, I was happy Whitaker walked away with the award as his performance as Idi Amin was impeccable.
I had previously watched several documentaries of Idi Amin, which also portrayed the actual man in various interviews and footage, and I thought Whitaker’s performance in ‘The Last King of Scotland‘ was spot on. Besides the movie being, of course, a very through provoking and soul shaking movie.
A little bit about the movie, ‘The Last King Of Scotland‘:
An idealistic Scottish doctor working in Uganda unexpectedly finds himself selected by the nation’s dictator, Idi Amin, to serve as his personal physician. As young Nicholas Garrigan succumbs to the seductive extravagances of palace life, he also becomes an eyewitness to the horrors and brutality of Amin’s regime.