Be the first to know who will win in the 81st Academy Awards! Catch the full coverage of the Academy Awards live on Velvet cable channel (Skycable Ch. 53). Watch the star-studded awarding ceremony on February 23, 2009 starting at 7 a.m.
The nominations are in and the 13 inch-gold Oscar statuette trophies are all ready to be given away to those who are most deserving. Leading the pack with the most number of nominations, 13 all in all, is the Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett starrer The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It bagged nominations in categories such as Best Motion Picture of the Year, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Achievement in Directing, Achievement in Cinematography and Adapted Screenplay.
The film is followed by the virtually unknown drama film Slumdog Millionaire with 10 nominations. Tied with 8 nominations are the comic book adaptation The Dark Night and the biographical film Milk. The computer animated film Wall-E follows close behind with 6 nominations.
Programs in the complete Oscar Awards coverage of Velvet are Evening at the Academy Awards: The Arrivals, Pre-Academy Awards 2009, The 81st Academy Awards and the Evening at the Academy Awards:The Winners.
Velvet is home of the Oscars as well as other major award giving bodies in Hollywood such as The Emmys and The Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Come celebrate the arts and sciences of motion pictures and catch the FULL coverage of the 81st Academy Awards on February 23 live via satellite starting at 7 am. The main awards ceremony will begin at around 9:30 am. Primetime telecast starts at 6 pm on the same day. There will also be an encore telecast on February 28 starting at 3:30 pm on Velvet cable channel (Skycable 53).