Oscars Announced – Rourke cries over spilt Milk

February 23, 2009 by  
Filed under News

The winners of this year’s Oscars have been announced, and while the apple cart wasn’t completely rocked, at least there was a little nudge to keep us awake.

While the majority of the announcements were predictably underwhelming, Sean Penn’s surprising nabbing of the Best Actor Award for his role in Milk served to make the night at least momentarily intriguing. With a whole heap of pre-Oscar awards, comeback interviews and nights out on the town, it was obvious that Rourke was expecting to win as much as we all thought he would.

But don’t worry Mickey. The way you’re going, you’ve only got another 20 years to wait for your next chance.

In other less shocking but just as heart-warming news, Heath Ledger deservedly received a post-humous Best Supporting Actor award for his brilliant turn as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

Similarly, Penelope Cruz left a happy lady after scooping the Best Supporting Actress award for her fiery, screen brightening turn in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Slumdog Millionaire is now officially the ‘Little Film that Did’ after ruling the roost with an amazing eight Oscars, bagging Boyle his first Oscar and ensuring his overhead luggage

Scroll down a full list of winners and then let us know if you agree with the results – Did Ledger really deserve it or was it more of a pity award? Should Rourke have bagged the top spot? Post your comments below.

WINNER: Slumdog Millionaire

WINNER: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

WINNER: Sean Penn, Milk

WINNER: Kate Winslet, The Reader

Supporting Actor
WINNER: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Supporting Actress

WINNER: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Animated Feature

Adapted Screenplay
WINNER: Slumdog Millionaire, screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Original Screenplay

WINNER: Milk, written by Dustin Lance Black

Art Direction
WINNER: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Donald Graham Burt; set decoration: Victor J. Zolfo

WINNER: Slumdog Millionaire, Anthony Dod Mantle

Costume Design
WINNER: The Duchess, Michael O’Connor

Documentary Feature
WINNER: Man on Wire

Documentary Short
WINNER: Smile Pinki

Film Editing
WINNER: Slumdog Millionaire, Chris Dickens

Foreign Language Film

WINNER: Departures, Japan

WINNER: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Greg Cannom

Original Score
WINNER: Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman

Original Song
WINNER: ‘Jai Ho’ from Slumdog Millionaire, music by A.R. Rahman, lyrics by Gulzar

Animated Short
WINNER: La Maison en Petits Cubes

Live-Action Short
WINNER: Spielzeugland

Sound Editing
WINNER: The Dark Knight, Richard King

Sound Mixing
WINNER: Slumdog Millionaire, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty

Visual Effects
WINNER: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron

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