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Slumdog Millionaire - Best Picture
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"Slumdog Millionaire" Wins 8 Oscars At The Academy Awards

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - The motion picture "Slumdog Millionaire" won an incredible eight Oscars last Sunday at the 81st Academy Awards. The picture shows Danny Boyle, far right, who won an Oscar for Best Director, and some of the stars from "Slumdog Millionaire" from left to right Dev Patel, Frieda Pinto, and Madhur Mittal. With such a large tally of awards, the film is guaranteed to have huge box office receipts as people head to the cinemas around the world to see it.

It was a rare opportunity to see the cast and crew of "Slumdog Millionaire" walk the red carpet in front of the Kodak Theatre prior to the awards ceremony which was seen live by millions of people around the world and broadcast by the ABC Television Network. For most of the cast, it was the first time to Hollywood and they very much appreciated the attention that their film had garnered. The Oscars' most prestigious award for Best Picture went to "Slumdog Millionaire" (Fox Searchlight) and Danny Boyle, won the Oscar for Best Director for "Slumdog Millionaire", which will surely raise his professional profile in the Hollywood community.

The final six Oscars of the total eight that "Slumdog Millionaire" won were for Best Cinematography (Anthony Dod Mantle), Best Film Editing (Chris Dickens), Best Achievement In Music Written For Motion Pictures Original Score (A.R. Rahman), Best Achievement In Music Written For Motion Pictures Original Song (A.R. Rahman, Sampooran Singh Gulzar), Best Sound Mixing (Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy).

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