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'Slumdog' rules Oscars with 8 prizes, best picture

'Slumdog' rules Oscars with 8 prizes, best picture

'Slumdog' rules Oscars with 8 prizes, best picture

British actress Kate Winslet holds th...


LOS ANGELES — "Slumdog Millionaire" took the best-picture Academy Award and seven other Oscars on Sunday, including director for Danny Boyle, whose ghetto-to-glory story paralleled the film's unlikely rise to Hollywood's summit.

The other top winners: Kate Winslet, best actress for the Holocaust-themed drama "The Reader"; Sean Penn, best actor for the title role of "Milk"; Heath Ledger, supporting actor for "The Dark Knight"; and Penelope Cruz, supporting actress for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."


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