Monday, February 23, 2009

AR Rahman Wins Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire

Rahman has also made India proud by winning 2 awards for the best Original Movie Score and best Song for 'Jai Ho' . Slumdog won its fourth Oscar in the Film Editing Category.Indian Rusel Pookutty won the third Oscar for 'Slumdog Millionaire' in the best Sound Mixing Category.

Smile Pinki, a documentary on a young Indian girl also won an Oscar in the best Short Documentary category.

British scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy fetched the first Oscar in the Best Adapted Screenplay category while Anthony Dod Mantle won the Oscar for best Cinematography in 'Slumdog Millionaire', based on Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup's novel ‘Q and A', as the world's top film honours got under way in Los Angeles.

"It is a tremendous honour. I thank Vikas Swarup, without him 'Slumdog' would not have happened, thanks Vikas Swarup," said Beaufoy while accepting the golden statuette.

"Thank you Dev, thank you Latika and the entire cast and crew of Slumdog," Beaufoy said.

The scriptwriter has already bagged the Golden Globe and BAFTA for "Slumdog Millionaire".

"I learnt a lot about life," said Beaufoy about his India experience.

This is a first Oscar for Beaufoy, who was earlier nominated in 1997 in the Original Screenplay Category for the film "Full Monty".

The list award winners are as follows:

Heath Ledger wins Oscar posthumously for best Supporting Actor for 'The Dark Knight'

* Penelope Cruz wins Supporting Actress Oscar for 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona

* Dustin Lance Black wins Oscar for best Original Screenplay for the film 'Milk'

* 'Slumdog Millionaire' wins first Oscar; Simon Beaufoy awarded for best Adapted Screenplay

* Anthony Dod Mantle gets wins Oscar for best Cinematography in 'Slumdog Millionaire'

* 'Slumdog Millionaire' wins Oscar for best Film Editing

* Resul Pokutty wins Oscar along with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for best Sound Mixing

* 'WALL-E' wins Oscar for best Animated Feature Film.

* 'La Maison en Petits Cubes' gets best Animated Short Film Oscar

* 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' gets Oscar for best Art Direction

* Michael O'Connor bags Oscar for Costume Design in 'The Duchess'

* 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' gets Oscar for Makeup

*Spielzeugland' (Toyland) named best Live Action Short Film at the Oscars

* 'Man on Wire' wins Oscar for best Documentary Feature'

* India-based 'Smile Pinki' wins Oscar for best Documentary (short subject)

* 'The Dark Knight' wins Oscar for Sound Editing

* 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' wins Oscar for best Visual Effects


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shishir said...

And this success of Slumdog by winning 8 out of 10 nomination and beaten by itself in one out of two remaining (2 songs "Jai ho" and "O saya" are nominated for best song) is just an achievement of decades of toil and brilliant work which each individual has shown in there respective field and ultimately rewarded tonight.

thara said...

AR Rahman wins two Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire

amit said...

This man has dull our country ,because isne garibi ko bech kar ye oskar jeeta hai ye deshdrohi hi ab jo bhartiye baahar rah rahe hai unko aur taunts sunne ko milenge iska kya hai ye to bharat nikal lega ,it is worst thing is movie se bharat kee garibi kaa ek naya roopn nikal kar saamne aata hai