Heres the List of 2009 Oscar Winners

by Joey Paur



Slumdog Millionaire wins the game with 8 Academy Awards! Wow, I honestly did not see that coming. I thought that the awards would have been split up more between that and Benjamin Button, but I was way off. Slumdog pretty much won everything it was nominated for, and rightly so because the movie was pretty freakin amazing and it is a film unlike any story we have heard before and the story was told extremely well. So here is your list of Winners!

Best picture 
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"Frost/Nixon"
"Milk"
"The Reader"
"Slumdog Millionaire" 

Director 
David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon"
Gus Van Sant, "Milk"
Stephen Daldry, "The Reader"
Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire" 

Actor 
Richard Jenkins, "The Visitor"
Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"
Sean Penn, "Milk" 
Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"

I really was rooting for Mickey Rourke on this one. Sean Penn was good but in my opinion not as good as Mickey Rourke OR Frank Langella.

Actress 
Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"
Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"
Meryl Streep, "Doubt"
Kate Winslet, "The Reader" 

Kate Winslet did a great job and deserved the win for this one. It was only a matter of time she is such a great actress.

Supporting actor 
Josh Brolin, "Milk"
Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight" 
Michael Shannon, "Revolutionary Road"

Was there really any question?

Supporting actress 
Amy Adams, "Doubt"
Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" 
Viola Davis, "Doubt"
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"

Original screenplay 
Courtney Hunt, "Frozen River"
Mike Leigh, "Happy-Go-Lucky"
Martin McDonagh, "In Bruges"
Dustin Lance Black, "Milk" 
Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon and Pete Docter, "WALL-E"

Adapted screenplay 
Eric Roth and Robin Swicord, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
John Patrick Shanley, "Doubt"
Peter Morgan, "Frost/Nixon"
David Hare, "The Reader"
Simon Beaufoy, "Slumdog Millionaire" 

Animated feature film 
"Bolt"
"Kung Fu Panda"
"WALL-E" 

Foreign-language film 
"The Baader Meinhof Complex," Germany
"The Class," France
"Departures," Japan 
"Revanche," Austria
"Waltz With Bashir," Israel

Documentary feature 
"The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)"
"Encounters at the End of the World"
"The Garden"
"Man on Wire" 
"Trouble the Water"

If you have not seen 'Man on Wire' it is a must watch!

Documentary (short subject) 
"The Conscience of Nhem En"
"The Final Inch"
"Smile Pinki" 
"The Witness -- From the Balcony of Room 306"

Original score 
Alexandre Desplat, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
James Newton Howard, "Defiance"
Danny Elfman, "Milk"
A.R. Rahman, "Slumdog Millionaire" 
Thomas Newman, "WALL-E"

Original song 
"Down to Earth" from "WALL-E," Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
"Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman and Gulzar 
"O Saya" from "Slumdog Millionaire," A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam

Animated short film 
"La Maison en Petits Cubes" 
"Lavatory -- Lovestory"
"Oktapodi"
"Presto"
"This Way Up"

Live-action short film 
"Auf der Strecke (On the Line)"
"Manon on the Asphalt"
"New Boy"
"The Pig"
"Spielzeugland (Toyland)" 

Film editing 
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight"
"Frost/Nixon"
"Milk"
"Slumdog Millionaire" 

Cinematography 
"Changeling"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight"
"The Reader" 
"Slumdog Millionaire" 

Art direction 
"Changeling"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" 
"The Dark Knight"
"The Duchess"
"Revolutionary Road"

Sound mixing 
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Dark Knight"
"Slumdog Millionaire" 
"WALL-E"
"Wanted"

Sound editing 
"The Dark Knight" 
"Iron Man"
"Slumdog Millionaire"
"WALL-E"
"Wanted"

Costume design 
"Australia"
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"The Duchess" 
"Milk"
"Revolutionary Road"

Visual effects 
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" 
"The Dark Knight"
"Iron Man"

Makeup 
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" 
"The Dark Knight"
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army"

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