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THE 81ST ACADEMY AWARDS

'Slumdog' leads the pack

Oscar favorite takes eight prizes; Penn and Winslet win top acting awards

Director Danny Boyle Director Danny Boyle took the Oscar for best director for "Slumdog Millionaire." (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / February 23, 2009

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Globalism came to the Oscars last night. "Slumdog Millionaire," a film set in a foreign country, featuring no known stars, and with a third of its dialogue in Hindi, swept the 81st Academy Awards last night, winning best picture and seven other Oscars. Danny Boyle's independent drama, which came out of nowhere late last year to dazzle audiences and dominate ... (Full article: 1162 words)

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