The Oscars

The 81st Academy Awards: Winners, Losers and The Tearful


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Best Picture:  Slumdog Millionaire (Produced by Christian Colson)

Best Director:  Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)

Best Actor:  Sean Penn (Milk)

Best Actress:  Kate Winslet (The Reader)

Best Supporting Actor:  Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

Best Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)

Best Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black (Milk)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)

Best Animated Feature:  WALL-E (Directed by Andrew Stanton)

Best Animated Short:  La Maison En Petit Cubes (Directed by Kunio Kato)

Best Foreign Language Film:  Departures (Directed by Yojiro Takita) Japanese

Best Art Direction:  The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Donald Graham Burt & Victor J Solfo)

Best Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire (Anthony Dod Mantle)

Best Costume Design:  The Duchess (Michael O’Connor)

Best Documentary Feature: Man On Wire (Directed by James Marsh)

Best Documentary Short: Smile Pinki

Best Live Action Short:  Toyland

Best Film Editing:  Slumdog Millionaire (Chris Dickens)

Best Makeup:  The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Greg Cannom)

Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire (A R Rahman)

Best Original Song: Slumdog Millionaire (A R Rahman & Gulzar)

Best Sound Editing:  The Dark Knight (Richard King)

Best Sound Mixing:  Slumdog Millionaire (Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty)

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron)

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jerry Lewis

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