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 - Winner: Best Visual Effects
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Himself - Nominee: Best Film Editing
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Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
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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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Hugh Jackman: [singing] The Reader. I haven't seen The Reader. I was going to see it later but I fell behind. My Batmobile took longer than I thought to design. The Reader. I know I need to see The Reader. I even went down to the theater but there was a line of all the people watching Iron Man a second time.
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Will, Hugh, Queen Latifah & "Jai Ho" THANK U!!
26 February 2009 | by (SF. Calif. USA) – See all my reviews

I agree that this was the BEST & most memorable show in years! I stopped watching the boring awards years back but while waiting for a movie to come on I scanned the channels stopping at the awards out of curiosity when I seen Will Smith. Will made the most boring aspects of filming so interesting that I never made it back to watch my movie, lol! Hugh Jackman was also a joy to watch & so was Queen Latifah being it's been sometime since she's sung on stage. I loved the song they chose for her & the clips they put together were amazing. She was the right choice. Also, I liked the seating which made it easier to see my favorite top stars & brought them closer together which made it easier for the camera to go back & forth. It's more interesting when the camera doesn't stay focused on whoever is talking & allow us to catch long and short glances at the stars (stars, not actors being there are so many now, most I don't even know). Out of all the amazing highlights from the 2009 awards, my favs were the presence of the adorable Slumdog kids, the music score Jai Ho, and the 5 person presentation which was the best new idea in a long time! Our favorite talented stars appreciating more of "Hollywood's best" filled w/ surprise, gratitude, and tears made it one of the few unique highlights of the awards. Go Streep, Angie, Brad, and Penn *hands clapping*! But where was Di Caprio? And was up with Sophia Loren & that hair? My gawd, I felt so embarrass for Meryl Streep. 2008 was a special year for the world, leaving every powerful country's future unpredictable. Yet, Hollywood in all its glory, and one very unselfish man named Danny Boyle, along w/ the media, turned the spotlight on forgotten children from one of the most darker, oppressed corners of the world. Never again will Disneyland, a 5 star hotel and restaurant, education or a clean bed(things we take advantaged of), seem a universe of impossible away. Not only were their lives changed but it also replaced hopelessness with hope in the lives of millions while truly encouraging others to embrace and cherish disadvantaged children. It's also part of being a decent human being. That child in return learns to share the miracle & our goodness begins to spread like an infectious disease. Every cycle of goodness kills off a wave of wickedness, and we are slowly but surely beginning to lack this in society. Like they say in Africa, it takes a village to raise a child. Well the village is our world & if we all instill hope & good in nurturing all children instead of just our own, our own lives will be a contribution to making this world predictable, secure & a better place for generations to come. There's 2 types of ppl, those who stand by and allow bad things to happen, and those who step up & make the right things happen. Thank you to Danny Boyle & those who humbly stand correct for all the right things!


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