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The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)

TV-14 | | TV Special 22 February 2009
Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.
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Himself - Host / Performer
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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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Eric Barba ...
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Craig Barron ...
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 - Accepting Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Kristine Bendul ...
Dancer
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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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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

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22 February 2009 (USA)  »

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81-я церемония вручения премии 'Оскар'  »

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Trivia

Heath Ledger became the second performer to win a posthumous acting Oscar. The first was Peter Finch (in 1977, for Network (1976)). See more »

Goofs

During the "In Memoriam" segment a shot of the famous spaghetti eating scene in Lady and the Tramp is shown behind Ollie Johnston. Johnston did not actually animate this scene. Fellow "Nine Old Men" member Frank Thomas animated the scene. 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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Connections

Spoofs Pineapple Express (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

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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23 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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