The Academy Awards

Season 81 Episode 1

The 81st Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 22, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Queen Latifah performed "I'll Be Seeing You" (from the musical play Right This Way) during the In Memoriam tribute. The honored people were:

      -Bernie Mac.
      -Charlton Heston.
      -Cyd Charisse.
      -Evelyn Keyes.
      -Harold Pinter (writer).
      -Isaac Hayes.
      -James Whitmore.
      -Mayla Nurmi.
      -Nina Foch.
      -Pat Hingle.
      -Paul Newman.
      -Paul Scofield.
      -Ricardo Montalban.
      -Richard Widmark.
      -Robert DoQui.
      -Roy Scheider.
      -Sydney Polack.
      -Van Johnson.
      -Abby Mann (writer).
      -Anthony Minghella (actor; director; producer; writer).
      -Bud Stone (executive).
      -Charles H. Joffe (producer).
      -Charles H. Schneer (producer).
      -Claude Berri (director).
      -David Watkin (director of photography).
      -J. Paul Huntsman (sound editor).
      -John Michael Hayes (writer).
      -Joseph H. Caracciolo (producer).
      -Jules Dassin (director).
      -Kon Ichikawa (director).
      -Leonard Rosenman (music composer).
      -Manny Farber (critic).
      -Michael Crichton, M.D. (director; producer; writer).
      -Ned Tanen (executive producer).
      -Ollie Johnston (animator).
      -Robert Mulligan (director).
      -Stan Winston (special effects).
      -Warren Cowan (publicist).