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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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# 1

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.

# 2

first! yay slumdog!

# 3

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

# 4

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.

# 5

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

# 6

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.

# 7

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

# 8
shenanyginz @ 02/23/2009 at 1:05 am

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

# 9

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

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, [: @ 02/23/2009 at 1:07 am

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, [: @ 02/23/2009 at 1:07 am

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 :)

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

Yay! This was such a great movie!

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!

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…

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

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

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

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.

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 @ 02/23/2009 at 2:33 am

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

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!!

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.

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

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