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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22 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Doubt (2008) was the first film to receive four Oscar nominations for acting since Chicago (2002). Chicago went on to win one, but Doubt didn't win any. 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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Hugh Jackman: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ladies and gentlemen. I don't actually have a joke for them I'm just contractually obligated to mention their names five times during the show.
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Follows The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977) See more »

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O Saya
(from "Slumdog Millionaire (2008)")
Written by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam
Performed by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam
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This year's Academy Awards ceremony was way better than last year's. Hugh Jackman did a tremendous job hosting, I thoroughly enjoyed Beyonce's and A R Rahman's performances, and Hugh Jackman's tribute to the movies.

The Pineapple Express short was also hilarious. The atmosphere was just dazzling, the stars were beautiful and the results were, for the most part, as expected, (although I was indeed rooting for Mickey Rourke.) Everything about it was unforgettable.

Kudos to directors producers and to everyone else involved in the making of this amazing awards show!


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