The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)

TV Special  - 
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 1,681 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 4 critic

Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 867 titles
created 06 Feb 2011
 
a list of 167 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 153 titles
created 11 Nov 2011
 
a list of 12 images
created 22 Aug 2013
 
a list of 18 images
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009– )

The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009– ) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The 81st Annual Academy Awards.

User Polls

Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Cut to the inside of the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actors practice their "I'm totally laughing for real and not at all upset" faces as host Ricky Gervais comes out... See full synopsis »

Director: Louis J. Horvitz
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The curtain rises and we are greeted by sparkly stars, all the nominees for best actor and actress are on the stage in pairs... See full synopsis »

Directors: Hamish Hamilton, Anne Fletcher, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana, Macaulay Culkin
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats
Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams
The 86th Academy Awards (TV Special 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Director: Hamish Hamilton
Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Hathaway, Barkhad Abdi
The 84th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

Directors: Don Mischer, Kabir Akhtar, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Emma Stone, Angelina Jolie, Christian Bale
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

And we're off... with quick clips from all the nominees. Scenes of typing! Annette Bening yelling at Mark Ruffalo! Natalie Portman twirling! Colin Firth... See full synopsis »

Directors: Don Mischer, Troy Miller
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Hailee Steinfeld
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Films nominated for the annual awards include Babel (2006), _Departed, The (2006)_, Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and _Queen, The (2006)_.

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joel Gallen, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Samantha Aisling
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An award show that honors excellence in filmmaking in each of its separate categories. People are awarded Oscars in a humorous manner that provides an entertaining show.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz
Stars: Billy Crystal, Aaliyah, Ben Affleck
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Welcome to the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards, and your host, Ricky Gervais. You may know him as the man who created The Office... See full synopsis »

Director: Chris Donovan
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Amy Adams, Jane Adams
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2006)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Films contending for the annual awards include Brokeback Mountain (2005), Capote (2005), Crash (2004), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and Munich (2005).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jon Stewart, Amy Adams, Moustapha Akkad
The 87th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2015)
Music

The 87th Acadamy Awards ceremony. The casts and crews of 2014's greatest films gather to see who wins and who doesn't.

Director: Hamish Hamilton
Stars: Neil Patrick Harris
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special 2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Affleck, John Agar
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself - Host / Performer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
...
Herself - Presenter: Best Animated Film and Best Animated Short Film
...
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
...
Dancer - Luhrmann / Ashford
Julia Bantner ...
Dancer
Eric Barba ...
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
...
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
...
Himself - Nominee: Best Film Editing
...
Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
Kristine Bendul ...
Dancer
...
Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
...
Herself - Presenter: Technical Awards
...
Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
...
Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Animated Film and Best Animated Short Film
Edit

Storyline

Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

81i teleti aponomis ton vraveion Oscar - Live  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

For the first time since 1987, one of the four acting winners was not present to accept his award: the late Heath Ledger. He was also the only one of the 20 nominated actors not present at the ceremony. See more »

Goofs

Just before the presentation of "Best Supporting Actress" the curtain that was supposed to open to reveal the presentation screens don't open. You can then hear a stagehand from backstage yell, "We're doing it. Steve open it!" (his voice was probably picked up through Hugh Jackman's lapel mic.) See more »

Quotes

Sean Penn: [the first line of his acceptance speech] You commie, homo-loving sons of guns!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2009 Academy Awards (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray for Hollywood
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played during end credits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Kevin Kline finally appears at the Oscars
7 March 2010 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

First of all, I didn't get to watch the Oscars last year. I was studying in Moscow, Russia, and there was no way to watch the Oscars. I finally managed to watch clips yesterday (and today's the 82nd Oscars!). Truth be told, I didn't see most of the nominated movies, and I still haven't seen "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", among others.

I wouldn't call Hugh Jackman the greatest host ever, especially after Jon Stewart hosted, but the New Zealand thing was funny. The best moments were of course the political statements from the people involved in "Milk". I wonder what would happen to someone who makes anti-gay statements on the Oscars.

One of the most surprising moments was the awarding of Best Supporting Actor. Former winner Kevin Kline appeared - along with other previous winners - to award the Oscar. I've never seen him on the Oscars before, and it's almost seemed as if he doesn't exist outside of his movie roles.

Oh well. That's just a side note. I liked the clips that I saw. Whether or not Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker was truly the best performance in that category, there wouldn't have been any justification for giving the award to anyone else after what happened to Ledger.

It was a pretty good show.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Mickey Rourke should have won pinky_tuscadero
Disgusted lutherpons
What about the Honorary Oscar? pablopg89
Cameron, Coppola, Jackson, Scorsese, Spielberg: Presenters Best Director pablopg89
Acting category presenters for next year mc33107
Dvds containing footage from the Academy Awards jctf76
Discuss The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?