Competitive Exams: Oscar Current Affairs 2009

Oscar Cuurent Affairs 2009

Slumdog got eight Oscars in all, including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle. In the acting categories, Kate Winslet won Best Actress for The Reader, her first win after six nominations, while Sean Penn's performance in Milk netted him his second Best Actor statue. As expected, Heath Ledger was honored posthumously as Best Supporting Actor for his iconic role as the Joker in The Dark Knight; Penelope Cruz won her first Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, her second nomination.

The 2009 Academy Award Winners:

BEST PICTURE

Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR

Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ACTOR

Sean Penn, Milk

BEST ACTRESS

Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Penalope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Milk, Dustin Lance Black

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

WALL-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

La Maison en Petits Cubes

BEST ART DIRECTION

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Duchess

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Man on Wire

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Smile Pinki

BEST EDITING

Slumdog Millionaire

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Departures (Japan)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Spielzeugland (Toyland)

BEST MAKEUP

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Slumdog Millionaire, A R Rahman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

‘’ Jai Ho, ‘’ Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING

The Dark Knight

BEST SOUND MIXING

Slumdog Millionaire

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button