Winner owes it all to wife
Aiea resident Keith Miller almost forgot he had entered the Star-Bulletin's contest to pick the winners for this year's Academy Awards.
"I think it was just the other day," he said when reached by telephone last night. "My wife helped me fill it out."
Miller's entry was one of two remaining after Tilda Swinton won the Oscar for best supporting actress. Her surprise win over Cate Blanchett, Ruby Dee, Saoirse Ronan and Amy Ryan eliminated the vast majority of participants.
The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard technician repeatedly credited his wife, Jeanine Nakakura, and her movie knowledge when it came to making the right selections in all six categories on our "Oscarama!" ballot. Hollywood's recent writers' strike made it difficult for Miller to get excited about this year's telecast.
"It used to be a big deal," he said. "But this year I didn't expect them to even have it, so I lost interest."
Of all the winning movies, "There Will Be Blood" is the only one Miller expects to rent when it becomes available on DVD. He plans to share the $300 cash prize with his family and possibly take a trip to a neighbor island.