Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Nate Silver pegged the odds at 99% that Slumdog would win this, so hopefully you picked it in your pool.

Here’s David Medsker’s take in his review.

In the end, though, the magic of “Slumdog” is in the story, not the actors who play it out. Its moral seems to be twofold: follow your heart and the money will follow, and sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. As both a lucky dog and hopeless romantic, “Slumdog” is a huge, if odd, affirmation that I’m living a good life, and I’ll take that any day over, say, a period piece about missing children or abusive priests.