Oscars 2009 Winners
* Its party time for Slumdog Millionaire. it has won eight awards, including Best Director, Best Music and Best Picture. What an achievement. What a night. The whole cast and crew is up on high. Jai Hind!
* Best Actor Sean Penn for his role in Milk.
* Best actress goes to Kate Winslet for The Reader! She breaks the 13 year curse and is justly rewarded for her fantastic work
* Best Director goes to Danny Boyle for his Slumdog millionaire. He jumps for joy (literally), and with good reason.
* Best Foreign Film is Departures, a Japanese film.
* Jai Ho has won the Oscar for Best Song! Two Oscars for India’s finest modern musician! What a night to remember. a classy, gracious acceptance speech from Mr Rahman. Well deserved. You’ve made all of India proud.
* Mr Rahman won the oscar for best Original Score.
* Best Film Editing is goes to Chris Dickens.
* The Best Sound Mixing award goes to Slumdog Millionaire’s Resul Pookutty.
* Best Sound Editing goes to The Dark Knight
* The Academy Award for best Visual Effects is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
* The best supporting actress is Penelope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona!
* The Best Art Direction goes to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
* Best Costume Design goes to The Duchess (Michael O’Connor).
* Best Make-Up goes to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button!
* Best Cinematography goes to Slumdog Millionaire- Anthony Dod Mantle
* Best Live Action Short Film goes to Spielzeugland (Toyland)
* The Best Supporting Actor goes to Heath Ledger
* The Best Documentary goes to The Betrayal.
* The Best Original Screenplay goes to Dustin Lance Black for Milk!
* Best Adapted Screenplay goes to Simon Beaufoy for his Slumdog Millionaire.
* Wall-E won the Best Animated Film.
* The Best Animated Short Film goes to La Maison en Petit Cubes.
* Best Documentary (Short) goes to Smile Pinki, a film based in Benares.
—–Congrats to everybody
This movie should not have even been at the Oscars. It’s a foreign film, not American. The story, Indian, the cast, Indian, the location, India, the subject Indian. It’s a totally disgusting concept to Americans that the Oscar would go to this movie.
By the same token, it is even more loathsome that American films with an American storyline, American cast, American location, and all things American are being exported to and shown in other foreign countries. Using your line of reasoning, American films should be viewed exclusively by American audiences only in order to be considered for the Oscars.