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And 2009 Oscar Results Are…

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Let’s start with the opening: I think Hugh Jackman did a great job with his performance; I didn’t know he would be such a great dancer and singer. Seriously, is there anything this “Sexiest Man Alive” can’t do?

Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, Halle Barry, Anne Hathaway, and Taraji P. Henson, all had amazingly beautiful dresses (off the top of my head). I didn’t really like Kate Winslet’s dress, but she is adorable, especially when she won. Random observation: Did anyone else notice that Jennifer Aniston was in white while Angelina Jolie was in black? Irony much? Haha. Another thing I found random was Zach Efron presenting with Alicia Keyes… why? It was also weird how he performed on stage with Vanessa Hudgens… perhaps they were trying to attrack a younger crowd to the Oscars? I mean, last year the Oscars were really low on viewers, so maybe that’s what it was?

I was disappointed by a lot of the wins and nominations themselves at the Oscars this year, but there were the very few which I’m glad won and definitely deserved the win. The first is Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor. The second is Kate Winslet for Best Actress. Sean Penn winning Best Actor was also exciting because that meant that Brad Pitt didn’t win (I’m sorry, but Curious Case of Benjamin Button was a bit too over-rated). Nonetheless, I’m glad Eric Roth, a UCLA Alumni, was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (CCBB), and that Dustin Lance Black, another UCLA Alumni, won Best Original Screenplay (Milk).

As for the rest of the winners, here are the results (winners in bold):

Best Picture
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’
‘Frost/Nixon’
‘Milk’
‘The Reader’
‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Best Director
Danny Boyle ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
Stephen Daldry ‘The Reader’
David Fincher ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’
Ron Howard ‘Frost/Nixon’
Gus Van Sant ‘Milk’

Best Actor
Richard Jenkins ‘The Visitor’
Frank Langella ‘Frost/Nixon’
Sean Penn ‘Milk’
Brad Pitt ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’
Mickey Rourke ‘The Wrestler’

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway ‘Rachel Getting Married’
Angelina Jolie ‘Changeling’
Melissa Leo ‘Frozen River’
Meryl Streep ‘Doubt’
Kate Winslet ‘The Reader’

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin ‘Milk’
Robert Downey Jr. ‘Tropic Thunder’
Philip Seymour Hoffman ‘Doubt’
Heath Ledger ‘The Dark Knight’
Michael Shannon ‘Revolutionary Road’

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams ‘Doubt’
Penelope Cruz ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’
Viola Davis ‘Doubt’
Taraji P. Henson ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’
Marisa Tomei ‘The Wrestler’

Best Animated Feature Film
‘Bolt’
‘Kung Fu Panda’
‘Wall-E’

Best Foreign Film
‘The Baader Meinhof Complex’ Germany
‘The Class’ France
‘Departures’ Japan
‘Revanche’ Austria
‘Waltz With Bashir’ Israel

Best Original Screenplay
‘Milk’ Dustin Lance Black
‘Frozen River’ Courtney Hunt
‘Happy Go Lucky’ Mike Leigh
‘In Bruges’ Martin McDonagh
‘Wall-E’ Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

Best Adapted Screenplay
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ Eric Roth, Robin Swicord
‘Doubt’ John Patrick Shanley
‘Frost/ Nixon’ Peter Morgan
‘The Reader’ David Hare
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Simon Beaufoy

Best Documentary Feature
‘The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)’
‘Encounters at the End of the World’
‘The Garden’
‘Man on Wire’
‘Trouble the Water’

Best Original Score
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’
‘Defiance’
‘Milk’
‘Slumdog Millionaire’
‘WALL-E’

Best Original Song
‘Down to Earth’-‘WALL-E’
‘Jai Ho’-‘Slumdog Millionaire’
‘O Saya’-‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Best Film Editing
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’-Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall
‘The Dark Knight’-Lee Smith
‘Frost/Nixon’-Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
‘Milk’-Elliot Graham
‘Slumdog Millionaire’-Chris Dickens

Best Documentary-Short Subject
‘The Conscience of Nhem En’
‘The Final Inch’
‘Smile Pinki’
‘The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306’

Best Cinematography
‘Changeling’-Tom Stern
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’-Claudio Miranda
‘The Dark Knight’-Wally Pfister
‘The Reader’-Chris Menges, Roger Deakins
‘Slumdog Millionaire’-Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Costume Design
‘Australia’-Catherine Martin
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’-Jacqueline West
‘The Duchess’-Michael O’Connor
‘Milk’-Danny Glicker
‘Revolutionary Road’-Albert Wolsky

Best Sound Mixing
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’
-David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Mark Weingarten
‘The Dark Knight’
-Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick
‘Slumdog Millionaire’
-Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty

‘WALL-E’
-Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Ben Burtt
‘Wanted’
-Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño, Petr Forejt

Best Sound Editing
‘The Dark Knight’-Richard King
‘Iron Man’-Frank Eulner, Christopher Boyes
‘Slumdog Millionaire’-Tom Sayers
‘WALL-E’-Ben Burtt, Matthew Wood
‘Wanted’-Wylie Stateman

Best Live Action Short Film
‘Auf der Strecke (On the Line)’
‘Manon on the Asphalt’
‘New Boy’
‘The Pig’
‘Spielzeugland (Toyland)’

Best Animated Short Film
‘La Maison de Petits Cubes’
‘Lavatory – Lovestory’
‘Oktapodi’
‘Presto’
‘This Way Up’

Best Make-Up
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’-Greg Cannom
‘The Dark Knight’-John Caglione, Jr., Conor O’Sullivan
‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’-Mike Elizalde, Thom Flout

Best Art Direction
‘Changeling’-James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’-Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
‘The Dark Knight’-Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando
‘The Duchess’-Michael Carlin, Rebecca Alleway
‘Revolutionary Road’-Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt

Best Visual Effects
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’-Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron
‘The Dark Knight’-Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin
‘Iron Man’-John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick, Shane Mahan

What was your favorite/least favorite part of the night?

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Written by Annie

February 22, 2009 at 7:02 pm

4 Responses

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  1. Yay for Heath Ledger and Kate Winslet!

    Anonymous

    February 22, 2009 at 11:03 pm

  2. I don’t understand what this whole fascination with Bollywood is. It’s really annoying.

    Anonymous

    February 22, 2009 at 11:07 pm

  3. Oh and I almost forgot the Asian speeches… “Sank You, Sank Se Academy…” So cute! Loll

    Annie

    February 22, 2009 at 11:49 pm

  4. I love your random observations lol.

    Larry

    February 23, 2009 at 12:34 am


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