Monday, February 23, 2009

slumdog sweeps the OSCARS with eight wins... JAI HO.!!!

It was a triumphant night for British film as Kate Winslet took the best actress Oscar for her role in film The Reader, while British film Slumdog Millionaire swept the board with EIGHT awards this morning.

While another Brit winner, Danny Boyle who took the best director Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, it also won the best picture Oscar,Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, Best Score and Best Song.
Accepting the Oscar for best director, Boyle, 52, jumped up and down excitedly in front of Hollywood's finest. He explained that it was to honour a pledge he made to his children.Christian Colson accepted the Best Picture Oscar for Slumdog Millionare. Danny Boyle with Rubiana Ali(younger Latika) and Ismail(younger Salim) during the Oscars.
The mother of one of the Slumdog child actors celebrated the film's eight Oscars from her home in an Indian shantytown, where relatives and neighbours had gathered to watch the awards ceremony on television.'I'm so happy that my daughter has won this award and I could see her on stage with such big stars,' said Muni Qureshi, mother of 8-year-old Rubina Ali, who played the young slum kid Latika in the film.
A R Rahman won two Oscars for Best Music(Score)and Best Song with Gulzar.
Resul Pookutty along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke won the Oscar for Outstanding Sound Mixing.

Sean Penn won the Oscar for the Best Actor for the movie Milk, Penelope Cruz won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Vicky Christina Barcelona.

The late Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight won him the Best supporting actor Oscar, which was accepted by his parents and sister.Ledger has become only the second performer to be awarded an Oscar posthumously.His father accepted the award on behalf of his daughter Matilda.

The show was presented by Australia actor Hugh Jackman who took part in a stunning dance routine with singer Beyonce.