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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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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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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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Danny Boyle
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Adrien Brody
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Josh Brolin
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Donald Graham Burt
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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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Daniel Craig
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Stephen Daldry
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Viola Davis
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Robert De Niro
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Roger Deakins
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Chris Dickens
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Anthony Dod Mantle
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Michael Douglas
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Robert Downey Jr.
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Faye Dunaway
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David Fincher
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Thomas Floutz
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James Franco
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Jochen Alexander Freydank
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Peter Gabriel
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Cuba Gooding Jr.
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Goldie Hawn
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Isaac Hayes
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Werner Herzog
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Kon Ichikawa
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Charles H. Joffe
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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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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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Melissa Leo
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Jerry Lewis
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Sophia Loren
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Bernie Mac
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Megan Mylan
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Brad Pitt
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