Slumdog Millionaire Cleans up the Academy Awards

It was no real surprise here, as Slumdog Millionaire took home 8 awards at the most coveted awards show in Hollywood, the 81st Academy Awards. The producers of the Oscars tried to mix things up to entice viewership. I say tried, because they hired Hugh Jackman to host the gala (which he did fine), and didn't advertise who the presenters were going to be. Well, in the end, it was just another awards show, but surprisingly, they didn't go hours over length like the years previous. Though, the funniest part of the telecast goes to the part when Jack Black was asked how he makes a lot of money with animated films, he replied,

"I do one Dreamworks movie, and then take all the money from the movie, and bring it to the Oscars, and bet it on Pixar." and then pan to Jeffrey Katzenberg sitting in the audience.

Anyways, enough about an awards show you have probably seen, or probably seen highlights on, so here are the list of winners...

Best picture
Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Sean Penn, Milk

Kate Winslet, The Reader

Supporting actor
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Supporting actress
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Animated feature

Adapted screenplay
Slumdog Millionaire, screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Original screenplay
Milk, written by Dustin Lance Black

Art direction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Donald Graham Burt; set decoration: Victor J. Zolfo

Slumdog Millionaire, Anthony Dod Mantle

Costume design
The Duchess, Michael O'Connor

Documentary feature
Man on Wire

Documentary short
Smile Pinki

Film editing
Slumdog Millionaire, Chris Dickens

Foreign language film
Departures, Japan

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Greg Cannom

Original score
Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman

Original song
"Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire, music by A.R. Rahman, lyrics by Gulzar

Animated short
La Maison en Petits Cubes

Live-action short

Sound editing
The Dark Knight, Richard King

Sound mixing
Slumdog Millionaire, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty

Visual effects
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron

Full List of Academy Award Nominations

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