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Slumdog Millionaire


SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE swept the Oscars awards on Sunday (February 22) by winning in eight out of ten categories in which it was nominated. The film won the Best Picture Award, Best Direction, Best Original Song, Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing and Best Editing. 
The movie set in India, however, got some tough competition from Hollywood films like The Reader, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost and Milk. All the movies came from top directors and unlike Slumdog had several actors and technical people already nominated for the top awards. 

Based on Vikas Swarup’s novel Q&A, Slumdog Millionaire, directed by British director, Danny Boyle, depicts the story of a poor boy, who goes on to win the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. The film, set in Mumbai, managed to rake in 100 million dollars worldwide though earnings were average in India. 

It managed to pip The Reader, starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes. The film is about a young boy, Michael Berg, who has to confront the dark secrets in the life of his love Hanna, who is in her thirties Another top contender for the best picture award was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. The film is about Benjamin Button, a man born with the body of an old man but as time passes, he discovers that he is gradually becoming younger even he is getting wiser. This situation has a transforming affect on his relationship with his love Daisy.

Frost also was another nominee for the Best Picture Award and depicts the life of Richard Nixon, who is induced to participate in a series of interviews by journalist David Frost for sizable payments. Both see this opportunity to reestablish themselves in their respective professions, one as a journalist and other as a politician. 

One of the strongest contestants for the best picture award was Milk by Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen. It won the best actor award for Sean Penn but the momentum built by Slumdog Millionaire was too much for Milk. The movie is about gay champion Harvey Milk, who comes out in the open to fight in politics and earns a spot on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Total Nominations (10)
Achievement in Cinematography 
Achievement in Directing 
Achievement in Film Editing 
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) 
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) 
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
Best Motion Picture of the Year 
Achievement in Sound Editing 
Achievement in Sound Mixing 
Adapted Screenplay
Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire (8)

Best Picture:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire 

Winner: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director:

Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher - Benjamin Button
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon
Stephen Daldry - The Reader
Gus Van Sant - Milk 

Winner: Danny Boyle

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Adapted Screenplay:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire 

Winner: Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Christian Colson

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - A.R. Rahman, Sampooran Singh Gulzar("Jai Ho")

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - A.R. Rahman

Best Achievement in Editing
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Chris Dickens Best

Achievement in Sound
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty

Slumdog Millionaire



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