Slumdog Millionaire Wins 8 Oscars Including Best Picture  

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The 81st Academy or should I say the 'Slumdog Millionaire' Awards did not stop paying homage to the film that's arguably dominated most of our headlines this past year.

With ten Oscar nominations and winning eight of them 'Slumdog Millionaire' solidifies itself as not only a cross over masterpiece, but one that transcends cultures to bring not only a great script, but music by Bollywood legend A.R. Rahman and the wonderful city of Mumbai, which was constantly praised by those who made the film, to the forefront of the world of entertainment.

Simon Beaufoy who accepted the award for Best Adapted screen play felt this film was destiny after uttering words that inspired him by those who wrote the story. "This is yours, take it to India." And musical genius A.R. Rahman made a valuable decision throughout his life which led him to this film. "All my life I had a choice of hate and love, and I chose love and I'm here, God Bless!"

Aside from blazing the stage with a performance of the songs 'Jai Ho' and 'O Saya,' A.R. Rahman took home two awards for Best Original Score, and Best Original Song for 'Jai Ho' with Gulzar.

The victory speech doesn't stop there, along with those wins, 'Slumdog Millionaire' also dominated the night by taking home 5 other awards including Best Cinematography thanks to Mumbai, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Film Editing and the most coveted awards of them all, Best Director and Best Picture.

Director Danny Boyle revealed the strange inspiration behind his success. "I told my kids I would receive this award in the spirit of tigger." Interesting choice of words Mr. Boyle. And Producer Christian Colson who accepted the award for Best Picture also had a confession for success. "We had passion and we had belief and if you have those two things truly anything is possible."

Other notable moments at The Academy Awards include actor Sean Penn winning the Best Actor award for his portrayal of gay activist Harvey Milk in the film so smoothly named 'Milk', and actor Mickey Rourke losing to him after reviving his acting career playing washed up wrestler Randy 'The Ram' Robinson in a film with another super slick name called 'The Wrestler'.

Other than that it's all about 'Slumdog Millionaire' in 2009. As if you haven't got enough of this film already. So what's next for India crossing over. Tell me what you guys think of 'Slumdog Millionaire' dominating the Academy Awards with eight wins.

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