So ole Charlize Theron (it's pronounced Terrawn, dammit) won her Oscar and became the first South African to do so. Of course, half of the country is lank chuffed and the other half is rather cynical when it comes to Charlize and her fake American accent. Ekse. Some critics attributed the Oscar to the weight gain and uglification as much as any acting prowess: she probably had plenty of inspiration from some of the rof tannies she grew up with in Benoni.
But still. It must a really cool thing for her. She's got the Oscar, and that's no mean feat for someone who could've ended up another wish-I-was-a-star poppie in an East Rand town. So I say hats off to her.
(and LoTR: 11 Oscars. Good heavens!)