2009 Academy Awards Winners

Though The Curious Case of Benjamin Button entered the night on top with a whopping 13 nominations, fan-favorite Slumdog Millionaire ended up taking the crown with the most wins and of course, the title of Best Picture. On a bittersweet note, Heath Ledger won for his supporting role in The Dark Knight, and his family accepted the award on his behalf. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were also nominated, but neither emerged as winners. Kate Winslet won for her role in The Reader, but other best actress nominee, Anne Hathaway was recognized for her singing voice.

Check out the rest of the nominations... and the winners!:

Best Motion Picture of the Year
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
*Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Jenkins for The Visitor
Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon
*Sean Penn for Milk
Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie for Changeling
Melissa Leo for Frozen River
Meryl Streep for Doubt
*Kate Winslet for The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Josh Brolin for Milk
Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt
*Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon for Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams for Doubt
*Penelope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis for Doubt
Taraji P. Henson for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler

Best Achievement in Directing
*Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry for The Reader
David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant for Milk

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Frozen River
Happy-Go-Lucky
In Bruges
*Milk
WALL*E

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
*Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Cinematography
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
*Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Editing
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
*Slumdog Millionaire

Best Achievement in Art Direction
Changeling
*The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
*The Duchess
Milk
Revolutionary Road

Best Achievement in Makeup
*The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Defiance
Milk
*Slumdog Millionaire
WALL*E

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
*Slumdog Millionaire ("Jai Ho")
Slumdog Millionaire ("O Saya")
WALL*E ("Down to Earth")

Best Achievement in Sound
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
*Slumdog Millionaire
WALL*E
Wanted

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
*The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL*E
Wanted

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
*The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
*WALL*E

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (Germany)
Entre les murs (France)
Revanche (Austria)
*Okuribito (Japan)
Vals Im Bashir (Israel)

Best Documentary, Features
The Betrayal - Nerakhoon
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
*Man on Wire
Trouble the Water

Best Documentary, Short Subjects
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
*Smile Pinki
The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306

Best Short Film, Animated
Ubornaya istoriya - lyubovnaya istoriya
*La Maison en Petits Cubes: Kunio Kato
Oktapodi
Presto
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