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Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Oscars

Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Oscars

Slumdog Millionaire comes away as the big winner of the 2009 Academy Awards, capturing eight Oscars, including: Best Picture, Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song (Jai Ho), Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing!

If you haven’t seen the film yet, go see it! JJ approved!

Sean Penn walked away with his second Oscar for Best Actor in Milk.

Kate Winslet won her long sought-after Oscar for Best Actress in The Reader. Kate had received six nominations up until this point.

Complete list of 2009 Oscar winners after the jump…

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Actor in a Leading Role: Sean Penn, Milk
Actress in a Leading Role: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Actress in a Supporting Role: Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Animated Feature Film: WALL-E
Foreign Language Film: Departures (Japan)
Original Score: A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Original Song: “Jai Ho,” A.R. Rahman and Gulzar; Slumdog Millionaire
Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire
Costume Design: The Duchess
Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Documentary Feature: Man on Wire
Documentary Short Subject: Smile Pinki
Animated Short Film: La Maison en Petits Cubes
Live Action Short Film: Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Sound Editing: The Dark Knight
Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire
Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jerry Lewis

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  • jilli

    yay! I was soooo happy! they took home 8 right? Me and my mom would clap every time they’d win! They really deserved them.

  • Bella

    first! yay slumdog!

  • ara

    First? Totally knew they’d win. Congrats to them!

  • Shakira

    Slum Dog was a slam! They did well. Kate Winslet totally deserved her oscar and so did Penelope. However Sean Penn did not even thank his spouse. Everyone else thanked their spouse in their speech but Sean Penn thanked everyone except is spouse.

  • mesh

    I think this year was the best year of Oscar history. Every winner deserve it, starting from Slumdog, Danny Boyle, Kate Winslet, Heath Ledger and A.R Rahman. I love this year!! :D

  • mertz

    i love the score for slumdog. the guy rachman, he lives here, and he’s an great guy. yipeeeeeeeeee for mumbai. i actually really like east asian/india cinema. it’s kinda wierd being non indian and all, but i don’t think its’ that diffrent from western films.

    good awards.

  • joshua

    absolutely great year in the history of oscars…. proper recognition of the foreign talent.

  • shenanyginz

    woot! so happy for Danny Boyle and the rest of the Slumdog cast!

  • aBigail

    Oh right! This is totally awesome. They totally deserve it! This movie is tops! Really proud (:

  • Jaguar

    I just took my teenager to see Slumdog tonight so I missed the awards, thanks for posting the winners.
    The movie is fabulous! My daughter and I both walked out raving about it.

  • Lizzie, [:

    So pleased that Slumdog beat out Curious Case. Finally some well deserved recognition to Slumdog. Joshua I couldn’t agree more fully. And All slumdog cast looked great & it was amazing to see them up their as one. Although I will protest Best Actor was Rourkes, everyone else deserved it and it was a great night :)

  • Lizzie, [:

    So pleased that Slumdog beat out Curious Case. Finally some well deserved recognition to Slumdog. Joshua I couldn’t agree more fully. And All slumdog cast looked great & it was amazing to see them up their as one. Although I will protest Best Actor was Rourkes, everyone else deserved it and it was a great night :)

  • Julie

    Whoo! The best have won! Kate Winslet really deserved it! <3

  • vidstr1

    Yay! This was such a great movie!

  • http://www.nimony.com Celebrity Gossips

    I am so happy that Heath Ledger wins the best supporting actor. He’s the best Joker. I also want to say ‘congratulations’ to every winner!

  • joshua

    I am so happy that Kate finally deserved a great speech at the oscars. I loved the part where she asked her dad to whistle and let her know of where he is sitting. :) made my day…

  • p!nk

    i ♥ the little boys who played the brothers! They are soooo cute and were there @ the oscars! &heart; them!

  • http://Orkut abhijit

    I am so happy & proud to be an Indian after hearing that SLUMDOG MILLIONARE is said to be the Best Film in Oscar

  • Jen1

    Congratulations to “Slumdog”! I was very glad it won. “It was written.” :)

  • http:/GPost Team Lara Croft

    slumdog is a good film but after the hype dies down, i think we will realize there were better films: frost/nixon is better. curious case is better. the reader is better. even the wrestler is slightly better. but it is the hype so hollywood goes with it.

  • http:/GPost Team Lara Croft

    also it is technically an indian film but director, writer and producers are all white englishmen. go figure. i dunno. something slightly weird about that.

  • hannah duncan

    I soooooo happy that Kate won! Good on her, she deserved it!

  • bluebell

    I’m so glad and happy that Sean Penn got an oscar for playing Harvey Milk – this is such a great movie, it’s perfect!!

  • LuckyL

    I love who won for Best Actor and I think Kate deserved it for “The Reader” but not that other sh**-storm that haters of the Jolie-Pitts tried to promote just because they wanted to be a**holes. I’m going to see “The Reader” when possible. The clips looked great.

  • LuckyL

    I’m glad that “Button” finally got its due =)

  • LuckyL

    I’m so happy for the cutie Dustin Black for “Milk” =)

    Oh, if only Heath could have been here…

  • leli

    mickeyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :(((((((

    and I’m totally happy for penelope , i love her so much!

  • K

    The Oscars got it right, yay!
    I heard Heath’s family went up to receive his award and it was heartbreaking… We miss you, Heath!
    Have yet to watch the re-run, I’m excited for the performances too!

  • Kenney

    Ummmm this is why I don’t watch award shows anymore cause when the same person keeps on winning for every category they were nominated in it just gets too predictable and boring..I was so glad when Lord of the Rings was done…Very few Americans won!!! this is America for christ sakes..what has our country come to???

  • victoria

    aww yay!!!
    im so happy for danny dev and freida!!
    they soooo deserve it!
    freida and dev look related in this picture hahaha
    dev is soooooooooooo cuteeeee

  • Alex

    It was danny boyle film. His direction and music and editing and cinematography was great!.

    100% indian movie will never win OSCAR because cultural difference and bollywood movies are about dreams not about real life. Why do you want to pay to see your own life in BIG theater?. More india improves economically , india can make great movies , brain is there for sure.

    Somebody give Freida pinto some acting roles. I think she handles her very well in public. Very smooth so far.

  • http://freddie-stroma.com Vicki

    The movie sucks and its overrated

  • Jen

    they should of called it the slumdog Oscars! seriously every award, not that great of a movie for heavens sake, I thought the curious case of benjamin button was wayy better! this is why they oscars is sooo annoying, they usually give everything to one movie

  • http://www.vectormotors.com gerard Vandenberg

    It’s because they feel sorry for him concerning being born with those EARS, folks!!

  • jain

    what an over rated film! While there were genuine moments of greatess, sadly the ‘feel good factor’ killed it. in 12 months time we’ll all wonder what the fuss was about. Also the film company is morally weak. those children and their families still living in poverty while they make serious money. shame

  • Collieee

    Dev and Freida look beautiful together. He seems like a really down to earth, happy guy. I’m glad Slumdog did so well, it was a real good movie.

  • to kenney

    Ummmm this is why I don’t watch award shows anymore cause when the same person keeps on winning for every category they were nominated in it just gets too predictable and boring..I was so glad when Lord of the Rings was done…Very few Americans won!!! this is America for christ sakes..what has our country come to
    ________________________________________

    hate to tell you this but the united states is not the only place where films are made! they are made elsewhere. the idea of the oscars is honor all film regardless of where they are made. as for very few americans winning; what you want them to choose an american actor in every category even if he/she did not give the best performance? that’s would be missing the point. try to understand that not everything revolves around the united states.

  • lakers fan in boston

    i really like the movie
    but…..the sweep made the awards so so boring
    about everything they were nominated they won, toke all the fun out of it
    they should have made an upset so it could be intersting
    still, congrats guys =]

  • http:/GPost Team Lara Croft

    some indians criticized the film for depicting india as one big slum…also, none of the heads of this movie are indian. go figure.

  • ogal

    Team Lara, you are mistaken, this isn’t ‘technically an Indian film’, it’s a British film(with Hollywood backing) set in India with Indian actors in it. It isn’t a Bollywood film, bollywood inspired maybe.

  • starrynites

    Team Lara…..a lott of d technicians invoived in the production of the film were Indians…Also,It had a beautiful feel and the essence of eternal love you could find only in a culturaly rich,respectful and warm country like India and so it couldnt be more Indian just for that single reason !!!!!!. GO FIGURE!!!!!!

  • http://www.crookedbrook.com/custom-embroidery-digitizing.htm DIGITI

    Are they dating? I heard they were..anyways CONGRATS to Slumdog!!

  • marie

    I totally agree with Matt Damon. I did not like Slumdog, the Reader or Milk. As for Kate winning the award for Female performance is for the birds. She spent 90% of the movie nude, and making out with a child. How is that worthy of an academy? Iwould like to know who are these so called experts that select this bunch of crap.

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