Sunday, February 22, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Wins Best Pic, 8 Oscars®

2009 Oscar® Winner Count: Slumdog 8, Benjamin Button 3, Milk 2, Dark Knight 2 Picture: Slumdog Millionaire Director: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) Actress: Kate Winslet (The Reader) Actor: Sean Penn (Milk) Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona) Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger (Dark Knight) Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black (Milk) Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire Art Direction: Benjamin Button Costume Design: The Dutchess Music Score: Slumdog Millionaire (A.R. Rahman) Song: "Jai Ho" (Slumdog Millionaire - A.R. Rahman/Gulzar) Special Visual Effects: Benjamin Button Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire Sound Editing: Dark Knight Makeup: Benjamin Button Foreign Language Film: Departures (Japan) Documentary, feature: Man on Wire (James Marsh) Documentary, short: Smile Pinki (Megan Mylan) Animated feature: Wall-E (Andrew Stanton) Animated short: la maison en petit cubes Live action short: Spielzeugland (Toyland), Germany Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jerry Lewis (whom, we were told, also holds a patent for a camera assist device) Highlights of the night: 1 - The subject of documentary winner Man on Wire balanced the director's Oscar on his chin after making a lucky coin from German director Werner Herzog 'disappear' 2 - Kate Winslet's dad whistling in the audience so she'd know his location, and he was a cool dude in a wide brimmed Hendrix looking felt hat! POLL RESULTS: Slumdog easily won our Oscar poll, while Dark Knight won 'should have been nominated'. Interesting to me, since Wall-E has won 36 awards this year, and should have been up for best.


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Jose Sinclair said...

Hi Neha and Tina..
I checked out BigOye, liked it, BUT you forgot to TURN ON comments!

My favorite Danny Boyle film is "A Life Less Ordinary", but most like "Trainspotting" (This is a rough look at heroin addiction with some gruesome scenes however).

I haven't seen Slumdog yet, I asked them for a review copy and they didn't answer me! bummer...

ONE TIP - change some colors in your blog text to highlight some things - it looked all gray to me. But I like it and will add a link here!

good luck. - the Jman -

check out my others film blogs, incl Film Goddess:

had Aishwarya Rai there early, added Hrithik Roshan recently, the 2nd man after Marlon Brando!

Jose Sinclair said...

-- Send you comments - HOW? your profile is also OFF, your site doesn't have comments ON, no eMail link either!

you are IGcognito, invisible, blanks, 'gone stealth'?

hiding from the papparazzi? -- lol.

café paris said...

Slumdog Millionaire is really a great movie, i'm happy for the Oscar !

Clara Mathews said...

You have a great trio of movie blogs. I need to explore them further.

Re: Slumdog. It deserved the Oscar for Best Picture. No name stars, about a poor Muslim boy on an American based game show. Now that's original.