Cast and crew of Slumdog Millionaire accepting an award.
Host Hugh Jackman opened the 81st Oscar show with a cabaret number about the five films nominated for best picture that saw him step into the audience and carry best-actress nominee Anne Hathaway on stage for a duet. The song-and-dance routine earned him the first standing ovation of the night.
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway
Sean Penn, 48, won the best actor Oscar for his portrayal of a the first openly gay politician in the US in the movie Milk. It's the second Oscar for the 48-year-old actor.
Australian actor Heath Ledger won the Oscar for best-supporting actor Sunday, more than a year after he died from an accidental drug overdose at the age of 28. Ledger was honored for his widely acclaimed portrayal of the manic criminal the Joker in the Batman movie The Dark Knight.
The Oscar for best documentary went to "Man on Wire".
Living legends of Hollywood.
Will Smith presenting an award.
Natalie Portman and Ben Stiller doing his best Joaquín Phoenix impersonation.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Dev Patel and Madhur Mittal
Cast of Slumdog Millionaire.
Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Shirley McLane, Halle Berry congratulate Kate Winslet.
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