The Departed wins Oscar best picture award

The Departed,” which was adapted from Hong Kong movie “Infernal Affairs,” won the best picture at the 79th Academy Awards.

The Departed’s director Martin Scorsese also claimed the best directing award.

Helen Miren as expected, won the best actress with “The Queen.” Forest Whitaker, also hot favorite, won the best actor with “Last King of Scotland.”

You can see the full list of winners from Oscar’s official website.

The Departed banned from China

The DepartedChina has banned Hollywood movie “The Departed.”

The Departed, based on Hong Kong movie “Infernal Affairs,” was a great blockbuster hit in US. Directed by Martin Scorsese and featured heavyweight stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson etc., the movie already received multiple Golden Globe Awards nomination and is seen as hot favorite for Oscar as well.

It’s said that China film board requested that some part of the movie with sensitive issues (the trading of fire arms etc.) to be edited, but Scorsese refused to do so… and thus lead to the banning.

Looks like it’s going to be a big loss for both the Chinese movie fans and the film distributor.