And the 2008 Oscar Winners Are …

For those of you smart enough to find something else to occupy your time this Sunday night instead of sitting on the couch watching the boring and overly long 2008 Oscars show, here are your big list of winners, losers, and those somewhere in-between. Okay, just the winners. Who cares about the losers, right? In a word, it’s all about the slums. And the dogs.

See the full list of nominees for the 2008 (81st Annual) Oscars here. The winners below.

BEST PICTURE – “Slumdog Millionaire” (Danny Boyle)


BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Kate Winslet “The Reader”

BEST DIRECTOR – Danny Boyle “Slumdog Millionaire”

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Heath Ledger “The Dark Knight”

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Penelope Cruz “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Simon Beaufoy “Slumdog Millionaire”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Dustin Lance Black “Milk”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Anthony Dod Mantle “Slumdog Millionaire”


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – “Wall-E” (Andrew Stanton)

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM – “La Maison en Petits Cubes” (Kunio Kato)

BEST SHORT FILM LIVE-ACTION – “Spielzeugland (Toyland)” (Jochen Alexander Freydank)

BEST ART DIRECTION – Donald Graham Burt (Art Direction); Victor J. Zolfo (Set Decoration) “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

BEST MAKE-UP – Greg Cannom “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

BEST SONG – Jai Ho “Slumdog Millionaire”

BEST MUSICAL SCORE – A.R. Rahman “Slumdog Millionaire”

BEST FILM EDITING – Chris Dickens “Slumdog Millionaire”

BEST SOUND MIXING – Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty “Slumdog Millionaire”

BEST SOUND EDITING – Richard King “The Dark Knight”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Megan Mylan “Smile Pinki”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – James Marsh and Simon Chinn “Man on Wire”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Michael O’Connor “The Duchess”

And here’s the best moment from the whole telecast. And yes, if you said the best moment was Queen Latifah singing over the montage of dead guys, you’re going to hell.