Oscars 2009: And the winners are…


The late Australian actor, Heath Ledger won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as The Joker in “The Dark Knight.”

Heath’s father Kim Ledger, his mother Sally Ledger Bell and sister Kate Ledger accepted the award on the actor’s behalf.

Penelope Cruz won the best supporting actress trophy and “Wall-E,” the morality tale cleverly disguised as romance about robots, won for best animated feature.

Cruz took home the first Oscar statuette for her portrayal of the fiery ex-wife of an amorous artist in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

Here’s the complete list of winners from the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Actor in a Leading Role: Sean Penn, Milk

Actress in a Leading Role: Kate Winslet, The Reader

Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

Foreign Language Film: Departures, Japan

Music (Score): Slumdog Millionaire

Music (Song): Slumdog Millionaire

Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire

Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Documentary Short Subject: Smile Pinki

Documentary Feature: Man on Wire

Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Short Film (Live Action): Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Make up: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Costume Design: The Duchess

Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Short Film (Animated): La Maison En Petits Cubes

Animated Feature Film: WALL-E

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Slumdog Millionaire

Writing (Original Screenplay): Milk

Actress in a Supporting Role: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona