2 Oscars for Rahman, 8 for Slumdog

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Los Angeles, Feb 23: Japan strikes Oscars gold with 'Departures'

- Heath Ledger wins posthumous Oscar for Joker

- Wall-E bags Oscar for best animated film.

- Sean Penn wins best actor Oscar for 'Milk'

- Danny Boyle triumphs at Oscars with best director award.

- Slumdog Millionaire wins best film award.

- Slumdog wins 8 Oscar awards.

- Rahman has become the first Indian composer to scoop two Oscars for his music in Slumdog Milllionaire. He got his first Oscar for Best Original Score and second for Best Original Song.

Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire won five Oscars so far. Slumdog is on its way to sweeping the Oscars. The first award for the film was for Simon Beaufoy for Best Adapted Screenplay. Anthony Dod Mantle won the second award for Slumdog Millionaire in the Best Cinematography category. A R Rahman won best original score for the movie

Resul Pookutty won the Oscars for the best sound mixing. Slumdog also bagged award for editing as well. Slumdog, an often dark but ultimately hopeful tale about a poor Indian boy who competes for love and money on a TV game show, was the frontrunner for best film coming into the Oscars and received 10 nominations in various categories.

One more feather in the India's cap is , Smile Pinki, a 39-minute short film in Hindi and Bhojpuri, directed by Emmy-nominated producer Megan Mylan won the best documentary short subject Oscar.

Penelope Cruz won her first Oscar on Monday, Feb 23 for best supporting actress for her role as a painter in Vicky Cristina Barcelona."I dedicate this to all the actors from my country," Cruz said in Spanish as she accepted the award.

As the ceremony began, host Hugh Jackman put the show in full musical mode with an opening routine that drew a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd that included nominees Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mickey Rourke and Anne Hathaway.

There are five more categories in which it is nominated including Best Picture and Best Director

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