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Leading article: A night of vindication for the British film industry

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A bonus for Boyle and a bonanza for the distributors: how the millions are shared

As the elated cast and financial backers of Slumdog Millionaire woke up to savour their triumph yesterday, they could begin the sobering task of calculating just who will pocket the hundreds of millions of dollars the movie is racking up at box offices around the world.

'Slumdog' in Mumbai: ‘My eyes couldn’t believe it’

They awoke woke before dawn, determined not to miss out on the excitement unfolding thousands of miles away. And when – in scenes which echo those in the film – the good news turned to more good news and then even better news, they danced and sang and cheered.

Britain’s night in a million as Slumdog sweeps Oscars

It almost went straight to DVD, but Danny Boyle’s rags-to-riches tale of the Mumbai slums ended triumphantly with eight Oscars. And finally, Kate Winslet won too

Brown hails British film industry after Oscars success

The British film industry is "leading the world", Gordon Brown said today after a night of Oscar triumph.

Slumdog makes it to top dog

Finally, Slumdog Millionaire got its fairytale ending. The rags-to-riches love story, about an orphan from the slums of Mumbai who hits the big-time on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? completed a remarkable journey to global acclaim when it spearheaded a triumphant British invasion of last night's Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

The rise and rise of Slumdog Millionaire

The eight Oscars for British movie hit Slumdog Millionaire, the rags-to-riches tale set in Mumbai, caps an unstoppable run through award ceremonies this year.

Boyle takes his place among cream of directors

Winning an Oscar marks the high point in a directorial career that has seen Danny Boyle go from low-budget British movies to films of international acclaim.

Full roll call of Oscar winners

Here is a complete list of winners at the 81st Academy Awards.

‘Slumdog’ star gets Frost recognition

Anil Kapoor delighted the papers by claiming his Slumdog Millionaire co-stars Freida Pinto and Dev Patel were more than friends. And from the sound of things, it seems that there will be plenty more of his colourful outbursts to look forward to.

Oscars set to shake up their act

After three months of movie critics awards, audience awards and industry awards, Hollywood on Sunday finally gets down to the business of giving out its Academy Awards, the world's top film honours.

Is this the greatest Oscar-winning film you've never seen?

We think we might have created the perfect Oscar-winning film: a three-hanky historical epic with Winslet, Day-Lewis and Spielberg all on board. But ‘The Tango Instructor’ is missing one vital element: your creative input, dear reader…

Kapoor hails a breakthrough for Indian film-making

Anil Kapoor, a star of the Oscar-nominated Slumdog Millionaire, said that if previous Indian films have had difficulty making a breakthrough in the West, that could in part reflect a lingering racism among Western audiences.

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