Oscar Winners

What a night for the 81st Academy Awards. There were so many memorable moments. Heath Ledger winning his much deserved Oscar! James Franco mispronouncing “Spielzuegland” and Seth Rogan’s signature laugh following, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams, and Freida Pinto’s beautiful gowns. Danny Boyle’s “tigger” impression while excepting his Best Director statue, and Ben Stiller’s hilarious (yet mean) impression of Joaquin Phoenix. Robert DeNiro’s remark “how for all those years did Sean Penn get away with playing straight men!” Anne Hathaway’s genuine smile when Kate Winslet finally won Best Actress. Sean Penn beating out Mickey Rourke (I knew it would be a close race, but I definetly didn’t expect Penn to win) Screen writer Dustin Lance Black’s inspirational speech he gave when he won Best Original Screenplay. And last but not least, Slumdog Millionaire winning Best Picture.

Although the musical numbers seemed very awkward, it’s nice to see how talented our host Hugh Jackman really is.

Now I’m sure all of you are currently trying to download Best Original Song winner “Jai Ho” on itunes (guilty) Here are the list of the winners:



Best Motion Picture of the Year
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Christian Colson


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Winner: Sean Penn for Milk (2008/I)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Winner: Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008)
Best Achievement in Directing
Winner: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Winner: Okuribito (2008)(Japan)
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - A.R. Rahman, Sampooran Singh Gulzar(”Jai Ho”)
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - A.R. Rahman
Best Achievement in Editing
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Chris Dickens
Best Achievement in Sound
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Winner: The Dark Knight (2008) - Richard King
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Winner: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) - Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron
Best Documentary, Short Subjects
Winner: Smile Pinki (2008) - Megan Mylan
Best Documentary, Features
Winner: Man on Wire (2008) - James Marsh, Simon Chinn
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner: Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008)
Best Short Film, Live Action
Winner: Spielzeugland (2007) - Jochen Alexander Freydank
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Achievement in Makeup
Winner: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) - Greg Cannom
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Winner: The Duchess (2008) - Michael O’Connor
Best Achievement in Art Direction
Winner: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) - Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
Best Short Film, Animated
Winner: Maison en petits cubes, La (2008) - Kunio Katô
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Winner: WALL·E (2008) - Andrew Stanton
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Simon Beaufoy
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Winner: Milk (2008/I) - Dustin Lance Black
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner: Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

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