Slumdog Millionaire becomes 4th highest Oscar-winning flick with 8 awards

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Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire has become the fourth film along with Gandhi to get the highest number of Oscar awards.

The film, which tracks the journey of an 18-year-old boy from rags-to-riches, won eight Oscars out of the 10 categories it was nominated for.

The flick has not only earned the Best Director gong for Danny Boyle, but also the Best Film award.

It also bagged awards for Original score, Original song, Film Editing, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, and Best Sound Mixing.

Kate Winslet and Sean Penn walked away with the top honours for Best Actress and Actor for 'The Reader' and 'Milk' respectively.

Actor Health Ledger was honoured with the posthumous Oscar in the Supporting Actor for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

Penelope Cruz won the Best Supporting actor gong for Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

The 2009 Oscar winners are:

Best Film

Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director

Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor

Sean Penn, Milk

Best Actress

Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Original Score

AR Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song

Jai Ho, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Supporting Actor

Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Best Supporting Actress

Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Cinematography

Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire

Best Sound Mixing

Ressul Pookutty, Slumdog Millionaire

Adapted Screenplay

Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire

Film Editing

Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire (ANI)

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