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The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)

TV-14
TV Special | 210 min | News

Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.
Directors
Roger Goodman | Allen P. Haines (segments: In Memoriam)
Producers
David Beebe (Thank You Cam) | Bill Condon | Adam Hauck (segments: In Memoriam) | Seth Kleinberg & 3 more
Editors
Buzz Chatman | Kyle Cooper (segments: Best Motion PIcture Montage By) | Jonathan Dragul | Ben Folts (segments: Gene Hersholt Award) & 7 more
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Updated Feb 20, 2009

Release date
Feb 22, 2009 (United States)

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Hugh Jackman
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Amy Adams
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Jennifer Aniston
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Alan Arkin
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Amy Bailey
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Julia Bantner
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Eric Barba
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Craig Barron
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Kirk Baxter
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Simon Beaufoy
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Sally Bell
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Halle Berry
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Beyoncé
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Jessica Biel
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Dustin Lance Black
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Jack Black
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Danny Boyle
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Marlon Brando
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Adrien Brody
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Josh Brolin
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Donald Graham Burt
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Ben Burtt
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Greg Cannom
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Cyd Charisse
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Simon Chinn
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Christian Colson
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Dominic Cooper
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Marion Cotillard
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Daniel Craig
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Michael Crichton
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Penélope Cruz
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Stephen Daldry
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Burt Dalton
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Jules Dassin
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Viola Davis
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Robert De Niro
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Roger Deakins
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Alexandre Desplat
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Chris Dickens
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Pete Docter
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Anthony Dod Mantle
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Robert DoQui
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Michael Douglas
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Robert Downey Jr.
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Faye Dunaway
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Zac Efron
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Danny Elfman
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Mike Elizalde
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Manny Farber
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Tina Fey
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David Fincher
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Thomas Floutz
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Nina Foch
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James Franco
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Jochen Alexander Freydank
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Peter Gabriel
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Whoopi Goldberg
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Cuba Gooding Jr.
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Louis Gossett Jr.
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Elliot Graham
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Joel Grey
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Daniel P. Hanley
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David Hare
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Anne Hathaway
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Goldie Hawn
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Isaac Hayes
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John Michael Hayes
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Taraji P. Henson
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Werner Herzog
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Charlton Heston
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Mike Hill
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Pat Hingle
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Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Anthony Hopkins
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James Newton Howard
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Ron Howard
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Vanessa Hudgens
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Courtney Hunt
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J. Paul Huntsman
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Anjelica Huston
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Kon Ichikawa
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Richard Jenkins
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Charles H. Joffe
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Van Johnson
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Ollie Johnston
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Angelina Jolie
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Janusz Kaminski
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Kunio Kato
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Kathleen Kennedy
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Evelyn Keyes
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Alicia Keys
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Nicole Kidman
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Richard King
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Ben Kingsley
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Kevin Kline
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Frank Langella
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Heath Ledger
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Kate Ledger
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Kim Ledger
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John Legend
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Mike Leigh
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Melissa Leo
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Jerry Lewis
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Sophia Loren
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Bernie Mac
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Shirley MacLaine
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Bill Maher
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Abby Mann
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James Marsh
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Frank Marshall
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Steve Martin
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Martin McDonagh
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Chris Menges
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Anthony Minghella
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Claudio Miranda
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Ricardo Montalban
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Terry Moore
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Peter Morgan
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Robert Mulligan
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Mike Munich
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Eddie Murphy
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Megan Mylan
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Paul Newman
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Thomas Newman
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Christopher Nolan
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Maila Nurmi
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Michael O'Connor
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Sarah Jessica Parker
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Robert Pattinson
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Sean Penn
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Wally Pfister
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Harold Pinter
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Freida Pinto
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Brad Pitt
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Sydney Pollack
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Resul Pookutty
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Natalie Portman
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Steve Preeg
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Richard Pryke
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Queen Latifah
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A.R. Rahman
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Jim Reardon
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Seth Rogen
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Mickey Rooney
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Leonard Rosenman
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Eric Roth
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Mickey Rourke
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Jane Russell
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Eva Marie Saint
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Roy Scheider
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Charles H. Schneer
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Michael Shannon
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Lee Smith
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Will Smith
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Steven Spielberg
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Tom Stern
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Ben Stiller
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Bud Stone
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Meryl Streep
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Robin Swicord
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Tilda Swinton
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Yôjirô Takita
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