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Oscars 2009 Set for February 22

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Oscar Nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22

at 5:38 a.m. PST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater

BEVERLY HILLS, California

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81st Annual Academy Awards

81st Annual Academy Awards

81st Annual Academy Awards

(winners will appear highlighted in red)

Best Motion Picture

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Ce

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No, I don't think there is a limitation on # of songs-at least going by recent years. In years past there have been multiple songs nominated from the same movie.

I personally think The Dark Knight should have been nominated for best picture and best director. It wouldn't have won but it deserved a nomination.

I saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and think the movie is highly overrated. It was ok- but it needed some major editing work. It seemed like it was trying too hard to be an "Oscar" movie and too much of a Forrest Gump-style theme. It was ok, just not great. Slumdog Millionaire, on the other hand, deserves all the accolades it's received and I hope it wins best picture.

The lead actress in Happy Go Lucky should have been nominated as well-she was fantastic. What a travesty.

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I thought I heard it after last year's awards. Enchanted had like 3 songs nominated. Obviously since 2 songs are nominated this year from Slumdog Millionnaire, the rule has not changed. But I could swear I heard talk about it.

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Hmm...maybe they limited to two now? Dunno, but would be interesting to find out. I think they should limit it to one per movie myself.

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Two totally different groups of people do the nominating and voting. The Golden Globes are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Oscars by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Hollywood Foreign Press consists of journalists who cover the American film industry for publications outside the US. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences consist of members of every category of film making.

So basically, two different groups . . . . . . two different tastes and opinions.

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Producers Promise A 'New' Oscarfest

by Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer

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Co-Producers of the '81st Annual Academy Awards'

Laurence Mark (left) and Bill Condon (right)

CULVER CITY, California

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81st Annual Academy Award Winners

81st Annual Academy Award Winners

81st Annual Academy Award Winners

Best Motion Picture

"Slumdog Millionaire"

Producer: Christian Colson

Studio: Fox Searchlight

Best Director

Danny Boyle

Film: "Slumdog Millionaire"

Best Leading Actor

Sean Penn ~ "Milk"

Best Leading Actress

Kate Winslet ~ "The Reader"

Best Supporting Actor

Heath Ledger ~ "The Dark Knight"

Best Supporting Actress

Penelope Cruz ~ "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

Best Animated Feature Film

"Wall-E"

Director: Andrew Stanton

Studio: Walt Disney/Pixar

Best Foreign Language Film

"Departures"

(Japan)

Best Original Screenplay

"Milk"

Written by: Dustin Lance Black

Best Adapted Screenplay

"Slumdog Millionaire"

Screenplay by: Simon Beauf

Best Documentary Feature

"Man on Wire"

Directors: James Marsh and Simon Chinn

Best Documentary Short Subject

"Smile Pinki"

Director: Megan Mylan

Achievement in Art Direction

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt

Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo

Achievement in Film Makeup

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Makeup Artist: Greg Cannom

Best Original Score

"Slumdog Millionaire"

Composer: A.R. Rahman

Best Original Song

Song: "Jai Ho"

Film: "Slumdog Millionaire"

Music and Lyric by: A.R. Rahman and Gulzar

Achievement in Film Editing

"Slumdog Millionaire"

Film Editor: Chris Dickens

Best Cinematography

"Slumdog Millionaire"

Cinematographer: Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Costume Design

"The Duchess"

Costume Designer: Michael O'Connor

Achievement in Sound Editing

"The Dark Knight"

Sound Editing by: Richard King

Achievement in Sound Mixing

"Slumdog Millionaire"

Sound Mixing by: Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty

Best Animated Short Film

"La Maison en Petits Cubes"

Director: Kunio Kato

Studio: A Robot Communications Production

Best Live Action Short Film

"Spielzeugland" ("Toyland")

Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank

Studio: A Mephisto Film Production

Achievement in Visual Effects

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Visual Effects by: Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Jerry Lewis

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The only disappointing surprise was Sean Penn over Mickey Rourke.

I liked how they had 5 past winners in the main categories introduce the nominees.

I LOVE Hugh Jackman- pure hotness- but I hated the singing montage.

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Took my Dad to Bday dinner last night and my hubby recorded the awards for us. And, then my TiVo stopped JUST as they were about to announce the Best Actress!!! :angry2: Hope I can find some utubes of Winslet and Penn.

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That reminds me... the biggest shock of the night for me was Alicia Keys. OMG was she stunning, I didn't even recognize her until she has said a few lines.

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pinkie- I think he would've won whether he was dead or alive because he BECAME the Joker. Much better than any of the other choices by far, imo.

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And the award goes to:

Penn, who thinks the majority people actually gives a crap about what he has to say. If it wasn't for the many gays in hollywood who provided him the opportunity to stand on yet another soap box, Frank Langella probably would have taken that oscar home.

While I agree with gays that they should be able to marry and not be condemned for their chosen lifestyles, anything associated with Penn makes me want to reach out and smack him off the head. Hate that guy!!!

And the award goes to:

Sophia Loren who tried her darnest to make us still believe she is the Italian goddess she once was....she fell way too short with the overdone, burnt skin coloring and the ruffled curtain costume.

And the award goes to:

Jolie and Pitt who think they are so important in the whole scheme of things. Get over yourselves, you're not all that.

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