The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)

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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

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Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
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Herself - Presenter: Best Animated Film and Best Animated Short Film
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Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Dancer - Luhrmann / Ashford
Julia Bantner ...
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Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
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Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
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Himself - Nominee: Best Film Editing
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Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
Kristine Bendul ...
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Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
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Herself - Presenter: Technical Awards
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Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Animated Film and Best Animated Short Film
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

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This was the last year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated five films for Best Picture. Months after the ceremony, the Board of Governors amended the rules to expand the list to a maximum of ten. The last time AMPAS nominated more than five films was in 1943. See more »

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During the presentation of the Best Supporting Actor nominees, Alan Arkin introduces Philip Seymour Hoffman as "Seymour Philip Hoffman". See more »

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Kevin Kline: In a year of striking film images perhaps the most unforgettable is that of a man. His face smeared in clown makeup, gleefully sticking his head out of a speeding car, relishing the night wind and reveling at the chaos he has unleashed on the streets of Gotham city. Menacing, mercurial, droll, and diabolical. Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight kept us all on edge anxious to see what act of appalling mischief he might commit next. With this bravura performance as well as with a wide ...
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Follows The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978) See more »

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Down to Earth
(from "WALL·E (2008)")
Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
Lyrics by Peter Gabriel
Performed by John Legend
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The best Oscars in years!!
12 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 2009 Oscars was incredible!!! I loved it even more since Hugh Jackman was host, who, by the way did it excellently, he performed and sang with Beyonce and it was very entertaining!!It looked like he put a lot of effort into it. And of course he was going to be the host since he is People Magazine's SEXIEST MAN ALIVE!! I loved the performances and the singing I didn't miss a single second of it. It was just so cool. And was good at hosting because it wasn't the first time he hosted an award show. Plus he's funny, charisimatic,charming and THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE!! I hope he starts hosting more often and I will be watching it if he's hosting for the 2010 Oscars! Excellent10/10!And tastefully done


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