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Oscar Nominations 2009 for best picture

Updated on February 21, 2009

Academy Award aka Oscar

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Oscar picture

81st Academy Awards in 2009

2009 is a great year for a typical movie buff with many well crafted and brilliantly made movies that told us great stories with an entertaining screenplay. No wonder the Oscar nominations in 2009 for best picture has some of the best in the history of Hollywood. The Oscar, also known as Academy Award, will go to the best of the best feature films - this year 2009 is the 81st Academy Awards ceremony. Please vote in the poll at the end of this hub to express your vote.

1. Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire pic
Slumdog Millionaire pic

 Slumdog Millionaire is one of the enjoyable and touching movies selected for Oscar nominations 2009 for best picture. Directed by Danny Boyle, the storyline is about a teen age boy named Jamal from the slums of India and how he manages to become a celebrity in the game show "Who wants to be a Millionaire" hosted by Anil Kapoor. Director Danny Boyle takes us back through the teen's life to show the audience the mean-streets of Mumbai and the education he received and how he gained all the knowledge to answer the questions correctly. Very interesting indeed. The King of Indian Music, Mr. A.R. Rahman has scored the music for Slumdog Millionaire movie. The soundtrack for Slumdog Millionaire entirely depicts the mood of the story.

2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Benjamin Button pic
Benjamin Button pic

 Directed by David Fincher. Another great Oscar nomination in 2009, I thoroughly enjoyed watching this movie. When hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams is on her deathbed in a hospital in the area. Her friend Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being born with several diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival, but who does survive and gets younger with time. Raised by a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home.  Interesting story told very well with a wonderful screenplay.

3. Milk (Oscar nominated best picture 2009)

Milk movie picture
Milk movie picture

 Harvey Milk, played by Sean Penn, was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. His victory was not just a victory for gaey rights; Milk fought for human rights. Milk moved to San Francisco with his lover in a great working neighborhood. Milk runs  a small business and enters politics. It is a great story of a man told very interestingly. Sean Penn has given  a terrific performance as Harvey Milk. No wonder Sean Penn is nominated for best actor award. Note that this movie is also nominated for best director. Perfect feature film for oscar nomination in 2009.Directed by: Gus Van Sant.

4. The Reader (Oscar nominee for best motion picture)

Reader movie pic
Reader movie pic

 Directed by: Stephen Daldry  Michael Berg, 15, is rescued by Hanna, around 30 when he falls ill on his way home. The two fall in love and they have a great relationship until one day Hanna just disppears. After 8 years, Mike and hanna meet again under different atmosphere. Hanna is tried for murder in the court.

5. Frost/Nixon (Another great Oscar Nomination)

Frost Nixon pic
Frost Nixon pic

Focuses on the television interviews between journalist David Frost (Michael Sheen) and former president Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) that happened in 1977. A jewel directed by Ron Howard which Ron is selected as a Oscar nomination for best director. Remember the watergate scandal. After that Nixon agreed to interview with Frost. Great movie that captures the history for the future generations in a realistic and unchanged way.

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      Ankuash  

      8 years ago

      The everyone in the movie give his best performance and danny boyle do the extraaordinary work for his movie. and thats why they get the oscar. The musican A.r.Rehman give the extraaordinary music to this movie .

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