81st Academy Awards (Oscar Awards 2008)

Slumdog millionaire

2008 Academy Awards – When the 81st Academy Awards Went to the “Dogs”

The more out-there some films are, the more the Academy’s membership seems to dote on them. That was certainly the case in 2008 Academy Awards when the top honor, Best Picture Academy Award 2008, went to an off-the-wall film, Slumdog Millionaire. The film also picked up cinematography, editing and directing Oscars. Its cast, however, didn’t fare as well. They followed more closely upon the anticipated outcome of movie viewers, especially the post-humus nod to Heath Ledger for his final film before his untimely death, the Dark Knight.

Here are some of the big winners from the 2008 Academy Awards:

Best Picture Academy Award 2008: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award 2008 – Departures

Best Documentary Academy Award 2008  – Man on Wire

Best Animated Feature Film  Academy Award 2008 – Wall-E

Best Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award 2008  – Sean Penn (Milk)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Academy Award 2008  – Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award 2008  – Kate Winslet (The Reader)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role Academy Award 2008  – Penelope Cruz (Maria Elena)

Best Cinematography Academy Award 2008 – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Art Direction Academy Award 2008  – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Director/Directing Academy Award 2008  – Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)

Best Music/Original Score Academy Award 2008  – A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire)

Best Original Song Academy Award 2008– Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)
Best Visual Effects Academy Award 2008– The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Writing/Adapted Screenplay Academy Award 2008  –Slumdog Millionaire

Best Writing/Original Screenplay Academy Award 2008  – Milk

Not all of these films won popularity polls with the public, but the public doesn’t pick the Oscars. This year we’ll see if they and we agree or disagree by tuning in and keeping our fingers crossed for our favorites.

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