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81st Annual Academy Awards

Honoring films released in 2008. Awards presented on February 22, 2009.

Best Picture
WINNER Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Actor In A Leading Role
WINNER Sean Penn, Milk
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Actress In A Leading Role
WINNER Kate Winslet, The Reader
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Actor In A Supporting Role
WINNER Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road
Actress In A Supporting Role
WINNER Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Amy Adams, Doubt
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler
Directing
WINNER Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Original Screenplay
WINNER Dustin Lance Black, Milk
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges
Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, WALL-E
Adapted Screenplay
WINNER Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader
Animated Feature Film
WINNER WALL-E
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
Art Direction
WINNER The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Changeling
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road
Cinematography
WINNER Slumdog Millionaire
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Costume Design
WINNER The Duchess
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Milk
Revolutionary Road
Documentary Feature
WINNER Man on Wire
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Trouble the Water
Documentary Short Subject
WINNER Smile Pinki
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306
Film Editing
WINNER Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Foreign Language Film
WINNER Japan, Departures
Germany, The Baader Meinhof Complex
France, The Class
Austria, Revanche
Israel, Waltz with Bashir
Makeup
WINNER The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Music (Original Score)
WINNER A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
James Newton Howard, Defiance
Danny Elfman, Milk
Thomas Newman, WALL-E
Music (Original Song)
WINNER 'Jai Ho' by A.R. Rahman and Gulzar, Slumdog Millionaire
'Down to Earth' by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, WALL-E
'O Saya' by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam, Slumdog Millionaire
Short Film (Animated)
WINNER La Maison en Petits Cubes
Lavatory - Lovestory
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up
Short Film (Live Action)
WINNER Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Sound Editing
WINNER The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted
Sound Mixing
WINNER Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
WALL-E
Wanted
Visual Effects
WINNER The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

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