‘Millionaire’ is top dog at the Oscars

by Kobakila News

LOS ANGELES – “Slumdog Millionaire” won the best-picture Academy Award and seven other Oscars Feb. 22 amid surprises and new ways of presenting awards. Unlike previous years where the producers hired a comedian to host the show, they went instead with actor and song-and-dance man Hugh Jackman, who has been host of Broadway’s Tony Awards.

Listed below is a complete of winners at the 81st annual Academy Awards, presented at the Kodak Theatre.

  • Motion Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk”
  • Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”
  • Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Night”
  • Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
  • Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Foreign Film: “Departures,” Japan
  • Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, “Milk”
  • Animated Feature Film: “WALL-E”
  • Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Cinematography: “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Sound Mixing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight”
  • Original Score: “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman
  • Original Song: “Jai Ho,” from “Slumdog Millionaire,” A.R. Rahman and Gulzar
  • Costume: “The Duchess”
  • Documentary Feature: “Man on Wire”
  • Documentary (short subject): “Smile Pinki”
  • Film Editing: “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Animated Short Film: “La Maison en Petits Cubes”
  • Live Action Short Film: “Spielzeugland (Toyland)”
  • Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Academy Award winners previously announced this season:
  • Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (Oscar statuette): Jerry Lewis
  • Gordon E. Sawyer Award (Oscar statuette): Pixar Animation co-founder Ed Catmull




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