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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ wins 8 Academy Awards

Posted by Mohan Desai On 2:15 PM

It’s a proud moment for India as Slumdog Millionaire bagged 8 Oscars at the Academy Awards. After winning numerous awards including the Golden Globes and the BAFTA, it was all down to this one moment of glory, the Oscars.It beat four other contenders Sunday - “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Frost/Nixon”, “Milk” and “The Reader” - to win best film at the awards ceremony in London’s Royal Opera House.
Danny Boyle bagged the best director award for Slumdog Millionaire, beating all the others in the category including Clint Eastwood for Changeling, David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Ron Howard for Howard Nixon and Stephen Daldry for “The Reader”.
Slumdog Millionaire had been nominated for 10 categories including the best picture and best original score for A R Rahman. Out of all this Slumdog has bagged 8 oscars in the following order.

Best Picture: Slumdog MillionaireBest Director: Danny Boyle: Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Song: Rahman and Gulzar - ‘Jai Ho’Original Score: A. R. Rahman - Slumdog MillionaireBest Editing: Chris Dickens Best Sound Mixing: Resul Pookutty, Ian Tapp, Richard PrykeBest Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle - Slumdog MillionaireBest Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy – Slumdog Millonaire

These are the rest of the Oscar’s list.
Following is the list of 2009 Oscar Award winners.
Best Actress – Kate Winslet – The ReaderBest Makeup - Greg Cannom - The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonBest Art Direction - Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo - The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonBest Visual Effects - Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron - The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonBest Supporting Actor - Heath Ledger - The Dark KnightBest Sound Editing - Richard King - The Dark KnightBest Supporting Actress -Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina BarcelonaBest Costume Design - Michael O'Connor - The DuchessBest Animated Film - Andrew Stanton - WALL·EBest Writing & Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen - Dustin Lance Black - Milk

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