81st Annual Academy Awards Coverage (2009)

  • Date of Ceremony: Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • For films released in: 2008
  • Nominations Announcement: Thursday, January 22, 2009
  • Location: Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, California
  • Host(s): Hugh Jackman (video)
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Welcome to Digital Hit Entertainment’s coverage of the 81st Annual Academy Awards®. This year’s ceremony was hosted by the multi-talented Hugh Jackman.

The nominations for the 81st Oscars® were announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, while the ceremony itself took place on Sunday, February 22, 2009. Please join us for our results and commentary as well as backstage quotes from the press interviews.

Heading into the ceremony, the following film(s) had five or more nominations:

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 13
  • Slumdog Millionaire: 10
  • The Dark Knight: 8
  • Milk: 8
  • WALL·E: 6
  • The Reader: 5
  • Doubt: 5
  • Frost/Nixon: 5

81st Oscar® News

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