Ultimately, at Kodak theatre in Los Angles it turned out to be day for “SlumDog Millionaire” at 81st Oscar award ceremony, where the movie based on the plot of Mumbai, surrounded around a slum Boy’s tale of rising from rag to riches bagged eight Oscars out of 10 nominated categories.
“SlumDog Millionaire” won award as Anthony Dod Mantle for Best Cinematography, Simon Beaufoy for Best Writing & Screenplay, Resul Pookutty, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke for best sound, Chris Dickens for Best Editing, AR Rahman for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Movie also bagged award for Best Director given to Danny Boyle and The Best Picture award also retained by the movie.
Following is the list of 2009 Oscar Award winners.
Best Actress – Kate Winslet – The Reader
Best Director – Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Cinematography - Anthony Dod Mantle - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Writing & Screenplay based on Material - Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Sound - Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Editing - Chris Dickens - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Score - AR Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Song - AR Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Makeup - Greg Cannom - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Art Direction - Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Visual Effects - Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Supporting Actor - Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Best Sound Editing - Richard King - The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress -Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Costume Design - Michael O’Connor - The Duchess
Best Animated Film - Andrew Stanton - WALL.E
Best Writing & Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen - Dustin Lance Black - Milk
Best Picture - Slumdog Millionaire
However, winning of Oscar by SlumDog Millionaire put forth the case of Bollywood Cinema in the International arena and is positive sign that in coming future there would be production of movies of International standard. Bollywood-stars.net congratulates crew of SlumDog Millionaire on this great achievement.