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2009 Oscars Unsurprising... But At Least Wolverine Serenaded Batman

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By now, you already know that Heath Ledger posthumously won Best Supporting Actor in last night's Oscars, but who else discovered a new golden friend? We look back at last night's winners (and losers).


If you were watching last night's unusual ceremony (Hugh Jackman gave it his all, but still) - or, more entertainingly, following the Twitter commentary along at home - it won't come as news that not getting a Best Picture or Best Director nomination was only the beginning of The Dark Knight's woes; despite being nominated for 8 awards, the movie only took home two (Ledger's and Best Sound Editing). Also robbed, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which only won 3 of its 13 nominated categories - although, admittedly, I took Wall-E not winning Best Original Screenplay much worse, even though it had less of a hope. Overall, it wasn't a particularly interesting night - the winners weren't incredibly surprising, the hosts weren't incredibly entertaining, and there wasn't even that much to get annoyed about afterwards (Who can really begrudge Slumdog Millionaire's wins?). Still, at least we got to see host Hugh Wolverine Jackman standing up for Batman and other costumed characters in his opening performance (Skip to 1:30 for a strange complaint about The Dark Knight not being recognized properly):

How can a billion dollars be unsophisticated indeed, Mr. Jackman.

Last night's winners in full:
Best picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best director: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire

Best actor: Sean Penn - Milk

Best actress: Kate Winslet - The Reader

Best supporting actor: Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Best supporting actress: Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best original screenplay: Milk

Best adapted screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire

Best animated feature film: Wall-E

Best animated short film: La Maison en Petits Cubes

Best foreign language film: Departures - Japan

Best documentary feature: Man on Wire

Best documentary short subject: Smile Pinki

Art direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Costume design: The Duchess

Make-up: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best live action short film: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Visual effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Sound editing: The Dark Knight

Sound mixing: Slumdog Millionaire

Film editing:Slumdog Millionaire

Best original score: Slumdog Millionaire

Best original song: "Jai Ho" - Slumdog Millionaire

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I'd totally turn gay, or at least bi, for Hugh Jackman.