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The 81st Annual Academy Awards was broadcast this evening and the winners are in. The actresses were dressed beautifully and all the men looked like penguins. I saw many of the movies nominated this year and it was hard to pick my favorites.
There were some interesting and entertaining pictures released this past year. The Visitor was an intense drama that shows the depth of human compansion when exasperated by profound loneliness and disappointment. Slumdog Millionaire was a good film as much for the underlying love story as the primary adventure as the top prize winner of India's Who Want to be a Millionaire recounts how he knew the answers to police officials. Angelina Jolie shows she's not just a pretty face in the tear-jerking Changeling. I do believe I wiped away a tear to two watching The Reader as well. And the most unusual love story of them all - Wall-E.
Jerry Lewis made an appearance to accept his Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for all his work in fighting muscular dystrophy.
Slumdog and Benjamin Button seemed to be the big winners taking many of the lesser acclaimed categories such as make-up, sound mixing, editing or cinematography. But here are this year's nominees and winners:
Best Leading Actor:
Best Leading Actress:
Best Supporting Actor:
Best Supporting Actress:
Best Animated Feature
Best Special Effects
Best Picture of the Year:
See all the winners in all the categories at oscar.com