Sunday, February 22, 2009

'Slumdog Millionaire' Oscars: Slumdog Wins Oscars! - USA

'Slumdog Millionaire' scores 8 Oscars: Slumdog Millionaire creates History - Wins Oscars - "Its DESTINY"
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Film
Original Music
Sound mixing
Best picture
Film editing
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  • Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

  • Cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle
  • Best Film editing Chris Dickens
  • Original Music score A.R. Rahman
  • Original song -Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire," music by A.R. Rahman, lyrics by Gulzar
  • Sound mixing - Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty
  • Best DirectorWINNER: Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire"
Added: Kate Winslet won Best Actress for the film "The Reader."
It's set largely among the poverty-stricken districts of Mumbai, India, and one-third of the film is in Hindi.
Best picture"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" "Frost/Nixon" "Milk" "The Reader"WINNER: "Slumdog Millionaire"
WINNER: Danny Boyle, "Slumdog Millionaire" Stephen Daldry, "The Reader" David Fincher, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Ron Howard, "Frost/Nixon" Gus Van Sant, "Milk"

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

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

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

Supporting actress
Amy Adams, "Doubt" WINNER: Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" Viola Davis, "Doubt" Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" Marisa Tomei, "The Wrestler"
Animated feature
"Bolt" "Kung Fu Panda" WINNER: "WALL-E"
Adapted screenplay
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," screenplay by Eric Roth, screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord "Doubt," written by John Patrick Shanley "Frost/Nixon," screenplay by Peter Morgan "The Reader," screenplay by David Hare WINNER: "Slumdog Millionaire," screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Original screenplay
"Frozen River," written by Courtney Hunt "Happy-Go-Lucky," written by Mike Leigh "In Bruges," written by Martin McDonagh WINNER: "Milk," written by Dustin Lance Black "WALL-E," screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon; original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter

Art direction
"Changeling," James J. Murakami; set decoration: Gary Fettis WINNER: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Donald Graham Burt; set decoration: Victor J. Zolfo "The Dark Knight," Nathan Crowley; set decoration: Peter Lando "The Duchess," Michael Carlin; set decoration: Rebecca Alleway"Revolutionary Road," Kristi Zea; set decoration: Debra Schutt

"Changeling," Tom Stern "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Claudio Miranda "The Dark Knight," Wally Pfister "The Reader," Chris Menges and Roger Deakins WINNER: "Slumdog Millionaire," Anthony Dod Mantle
Costume design
"Australia," Catherine Martin "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Jacqueline West WINNER: "The Duchess," Michael O'Connor "Milk," Danny Glicker "Revolutionary Road," Albert Wolsky

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

Documentary short
"The Conscience of Nhem En" "The Final Inch"WINNER: "Smile Pinki" "The Witness -- From the Balcony of Room 306"

Film editing
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall "The Dark Knight," Lee Smith "Frost/Nixon," Mike Hill and Dan Hanley "Milk," Elliot Graham WINNER: "Slumdog Millionaire," Chris Dickens

Foreign language film
"The Baader Meinhof Complex," Germany "The Class," France WINNER: "Departures," Japan "Revanche," Austria "Waltz with Bashir," Israel

WINNER: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Greg Cannom "The Dark Knight," John Caglione Jr. and Conor O'Sullivan "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," Mike Elizalde and Thom Floutz

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

Original song
"Down to Earth" from "WALL-E," music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, lyrics by Peter Gabriel WINNER: "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire," music by A.R. Rahman, lyrics by Gulzar "O Saya" from "Slumdog Millionaire," music and lyrics by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam
Animated short
WINNER: "La Maison en Petits Cubes" "Lavatory -- Lovestory" "Oktapodi" "Presto" "This Way Up"

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

Sound editing
WINNER: "The Dark Knight," Richard King "Iron Man," Frank Eulner and Christopher Boyes "Slumdog Millionaire," Glenn Freemantle and Tom Sayers "WALL-E," Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood "Wanted," Wylie Stateman

Sound mixing
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Mark Weingarten "The Dark Knight," Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo and Ed Novick WINNER: "Slumdog Millionaire," Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty "WALL-E," Tom Myers, Michael Semanick and Ben Burtt "Wanted," Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño and Petr Forejt

Visual effects
WINNER: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron "The Dark Knight," Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber and Paul Franklin "Iron Man," John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick and Shane Mahan


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