Complete List of 2009 Oscar Winners


Photo: AMPAS

There are several places you can get the 2009 Oscar winners on RopeofSilicon including my live blog and our official Oscar history pages, but if you weren’t able to find your way to those pages here are the winners once again along with win tallies at the bottom.

Best motion picture of the year
  • Slumdog Millionaire
Performance by an actor in a leading role
  • Sean Penn (Milk)
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
  • Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Performance by an actress in a leading role
  • Kate Winslet (The Reader)
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
  • Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Best animated feature film of the year
  • WALL•E
Best Documentary Short Subject
  • Smile Pinki
Best Short Film (Animated)
  • La Maison de Petits Cubes
Best Short Film (Live Action)
  • Spielzeugland (Toyland)
Achievement in art direction
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Achievement in cinematography
  • Slumdog Millionaire, Anthony Dod Mantle
Achievement in costume design
  • The Duchess, Michael O’Connor
Achievement in directing
  • Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Best documentary feature
  • Man on Wire
Achievement in makeup
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Greg Cannom
Achievement in film editing
  • Slumdog Millionaire, Chris Dickens
Best foreign language film of the year
  • Departures
Original score
  • Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman
Original song
  • “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight), Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyric by Gulzar
Achievement in sound editing
  • The Dark Knight, Richard King
Achievement in sound mixing
  • Slumdog Millionaire, Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty
Achievement in visual effects
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton and Craig Barron
Adapted screenplay
  • Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)
Original screenplay
  • Dustin Lance Black (Milk)


  1. Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars
  2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button won 3 Oscars
  3. The Dark Knight won 2 Oscars
  4. Milk won 2 Oscars
  5. Vicky Cristina Barcelona won 1 Oscar
  6. Man on Wire won 1 Oscar
  7. The Duchess won 1 Oscar
  8. WALL-E won 1 Oscar
  9. The Reader won 1 Oscar
  10. Departures won 1 Oscar