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81st Academy Awards And Winners
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Reviewed on 2009-02-22
The 81st Academy Awards kicked off with a stunning performance by Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman. Hugh turned out to be a very entertaining host and the show had many surprises. Changes to this years Oscars included genre clips from all movies, even non-nominees from 2008. Offering a look back at the entire film year and giving credit to all films, which was a delightful surprise. Also new the Supporting Actor/Actress and Lead Actor/Actress’ were presented by a selection of five pass winners who announced each nominee and thanked them for their contribution to the industry. At which time the winner was announced.The 2009 Oscar winners are:

academy Best Picture:
* Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor:
* Sean Penn, Milk

Best Actress:
* Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Supporting Actor:
* Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress:
* Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Director:
* Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Screenplay: >br> * Milk

Best Adapted Screenplay:
* Slumdog Millionaire

Best Animated Film:
* Wall*E

Best Foreign Language Film:
* Departures

Best Art Direction:
* The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

* Slumdog Millionaire

Sound Mixing:
* Slumdog Millionaire

Sound Editing:
* The Dark Knight

Original Score:
* Slumdog Millionaire

Original Song:
* “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire

* The Duchess

Documentary Feature:
* Man on Wire

Documentary (short subject):
* Smile Pinki

* 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

Review By:
Jolene Mendez

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