Slumdog Millionaire! It's got everything. Chills, thrills, laughter, tears. Good guys, bad guys, action, adventure, romance. The leads are young, talented, and attractive. The locales are exotic but the cinematography captures them as lived-in, alive, not as post cards or social studies text book illustrations. It doesn't look like any other movie. And it has a great soundtrack!
Plus, there's not much in the way of competition, at least to gauge by NYCweboy's rundown of the nominees over at newcritics, Oscar...By The Light Of Brangelina.
By the way, I knew what the final question was going to be right out of the gate.