Who Won 81st Annual Academy Awards?

Slumdog Millionaire wins at the 81st Academy Awards
Date: 
Feb 22, 2009

The 81st Annual Academy Awards were held February 22, 2009 at the Kodak Theatre.

"The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" has the most nominations with thirteen. But it was "Slumdog Millionaire" which dominated the evening. "Slumdog" went in with ten nominations and won eight Oscars.

81st Academy Awards Winners

Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire
Christian Colson, Producer
Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor Sean Penn (Milk)
Milk
Best Actress Kate Winslet (The Reader)
The Reader
Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Slumdog Millionaire
Adapted Screenplay Slumdog Millionaire
Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy
Slumdog Millionaire
Original Screenplay Milk
Written by Dustin Lance Black
Milk
Animated Feature Film WALL-E
Andrew Stanton
WALL-E
Foreign Language Film Departures
Japan
Departures
Documentary Feature Man On Wire
James Marsh and Simon Chinn
Man On Wire
Documentary Short Smile Pinki
Megan Mylan
Smile Pinki
Short Film (Live Action) Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Jochen Alexander Freydank
Spielzeugland
Short Film (Animated) La Maison en Petits Cubes
Kunio Kato
La Maison en Petits Cubes
Film Editing Slumdog Millionaire
Chris Dickens
Slumdog Millionaire
Cinematography Slumdog Millionaire
Anthony Dod Mantle
Slumdog Millionaire
Costume Design The Duchess
Michael O'Connor
The Duchess
Makeup The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Greg Cannom
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Art Direction The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Sound Editing The Dark Knight
Richard King
The Dark Knight
Sound Mixing Slumdog Millionaire
Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty
Slumdog Millionaire
Visual Effects The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Original Score Slumdog Millionaire
A.R. Rahman, Composer
Slumdog Millionaire
Original Song "Jai Ho" (Slumdog Millionaire)
Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyric by Gulzar
Slumdog Millionaire