Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Oscar Winners of the 81st Annual Academy Awards

AR Rahman wins 2 Oscars; clean sweep for Slumdog Millionaire gets 8 Oscars.

It was a dream come true at the Oscars for India. Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, won eight Oscar awards for best feature film, direction, original song, original score, sound mixing, editing, adapted screenplay and cinematography. Smile Pinki, a 39-minute short film in Hindi and Bhojpuri, directed by Emmy-nominated producer Megan Mylan won the best documentary short subject Oscar.

Best Picture - 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Best Director - Danny Boyle for 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Best Actor - Sean Penn for 'Milk'
Best Actress - Kate Winslet for 'The Reader'
Best Supporting Actor - Heath Ledger for 'The Dark Knight'
Best Supporting Actress - Penelope Cruz for 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'
Best Original Screenplay - Dustin Lance Black for 'Milk'
Best Adapted Screenplay - Simon Beaufoy for 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Best Animated Feature - 'WALL-E'
Best Animated Short - 'La Maison en Petits Cubes'
Best Foreign Language Film - 'Departures'
Best Art Direction - Donald Graham Burt and Victor J. Zolfo for 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Best Cinematography - Anthony Dod Mantle for 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Best Costume Design - Michael O'Connor for 'The Duchess'
Best Documentary Feature - 'Man on Wire'
Best Documentary Short - 'Smile Pinki'
Best Editing - Chris Dickens for 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Best Live Action Short - 'Spielzeugland' (Toyland)
Best Makeup - Greg Cannom for 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Best Original Score - A.R. Rahman for 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Best Original Song - "Jai Ho" by A R Rahman
Best Sound Editing - Richard King for 'The Dark Knight'
Best Sound Mixing - Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty for 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Best Visual Effects - 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'


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