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Slumdog Millionaire Wins Best Picture at the 2009 Oscars

What Do You Think About the Best Picture?

Slumdog Millionaire won for Best Picture! Everybody get up and do the "Jai Ho" dance! The movie beat out The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, and The Reader. What do you think of this win?

Vote on all of my Oscar Winners Polls here!


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Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I loved this movie, and I think it will go down in time as one of my favorites, but I have to say I don't know that it will withstand the test of time. I kinda think this is rather like a Shakespeare In Love kind of win... the feel-good movie wins over the truly classic movie.
QueenB75 QueenB75 8 years
I'm so happy- I literally woke up instantly after Sean Penn's speech to see if it won. And i'm still celebrating. :)
katies104 katies104 8 years
So fantastic! I loved seeing the Slumdog crew last night. You could see they were having a great time - laughing and not taking themselves too seriously. It's obvious that they are so proud of their movie. I think that after last night anyone who hasn't seen the film is probably dying to see it now!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
im sooooo excited about its win!! still dancing :-)
skigurl skigurl 8 years
the only two i've seen are Benjamin Button and Slumdog and from those experiences, i more than AGREE!
popdiva popdiva 8 years
I've said this before and I'll say it again. This movie is NOT a masterpiece but it was leaps and bounds better than ALL of the other nominated films or the films that were once being considered for nominations (like TDK and The Wrestler). All in all, it wasn't a great year for cinema and as a result Slumdog was able to shine and rightly so. I still maintain that it is an excellent film and I'm glad it's getting recognition.
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
@ ashopaholic : I'm right there with you. I think this movie is way overrated. I agree that Danny Boyle did an incredible job and he deserves taking the oscar for best direction, but best picture should have gone to another film.
q8dee q8dee 8 years
It is an amazing movie, i loved it!
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I LOVE that they had all the kids there. So cute!
the-afterlife the-afterlife 8 years
Yayness, Yayness, YAYNESS!! I'm a shameless Slumdog Groupie. For some reason I really wanted Freida to wear a sari. It would've looked stunning with her slim structure and the curves. *sigh*
ashopaholic ashopaholic 8 years
I really enjoyed the movie but I wasn't really "wowed" by it and now I'm beginning to feel it is a tad overrated. But l agree with genvessel that it is great for an independent movie to win!
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Very predictable win considering all the accolades and hype this movie has received over the past month or so.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Thrilled with this win!
genvessel genvessel 8 years
for the acknowledgement that an independent movie made in mumbai won best picture... i love it. also, the movie is fabulous.
reactionary reactionary 8 years
i'm not just happy, i'm ECSTATIC.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
It was between this and Milk, and the latter was acknowledged by Sean Penn's win, so I'm really happy!
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